Jew in the City’s 2016 Chanukah Gift Guide!

Chanukah is around the corner and the spirit of giving to others and even for our own enjoyment is palpable. Want to impress your gift recipients, support Orthodox Jewish businesses and take Jew in the City’s expert advice to make your Chanukah delicious, beautiful and memorable? Look no further than our 2016 Chanukah Gift Guide. […]

Who Is That Jewish Warrior Woman in the Chanukah Story?

Dear Jew in the City- I heard that there is some sort of female Jewish Warrior in the Chanukah story that I never learned about in Hebrew School. What’s this about? Sincerely, Female Fan   Dear Female Fan- Great question. Chanukah, as you may be aware, is not overt in Tanach (the Jewish Bible). There […]

Brooklyn’s Hottest New Restaurants Are Kosher and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Parent Trip: Melissa & Evan Rosenberg of Bala Cynwyd An insider’s look into the marriage and parenting of young couples, Philly.com meets Orthodox Evan and Melissa Rosenberg, parents to a toddler and a baby. Through the ups and downs of their courtship and parenting techniques come inspirational lessons for us all. Top Chef Contestant […]

The Orthodox Jews Who Bring Cheer To Children of All Backgrounds

Do Orthodox Jews only care for their own? Ask residents of Bergen County, New Jersey, and the answer will be a resounding “no!” Twenty-four years ago, Marla Friedman, an observant Jew from Teaneck, sought out a way to thank the people who helped her special needs son. She figured the best way to express her […]

This Woman Might Be The First Female Hasidic Grammy Nominee

Sarah Dukes, a 33-year-old mother of five from Crown Heights, is the first Hasidic woman to be on the Grammy® ballot. She is currently on the ballot (as a potential nominee) for best New Age Instrumental Album for the 59th annual Grammy® Awards. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dukes started weekly piano lessons […]

Modesty is Trending and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

  Obama Should Pardon This Iowa Kosher Food Executive Two U.S. Attorneys make the case for why Sholom Rubashkin should be pardoned before President Obama’s term comes to a close next month. Rubashkin has served more than seven years of his life sentence which was commuted to 25 years.   How an Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Director […]

This Cable TV Show’s Mockery of Mikvah Is Unacceptable

TVLand Network’s Younger, now in its third season, is a comedy series set in New York, starring Broadway sensation Sutton Foster as Liza, a forty-year-old divorced mother who realizes that in order to get a job in publishing, she has to pretend that she’s in her mid-twenties. Few people know the truth, other than her lesbian roommate Maggie (played […]

How Do You Stay Warm (And Stylish) In A Skirt During Winter?

As the temperature drops, many people wonder how Orthodox Jewish women, who wear only skirts, stay warm. While dressing modestly up top may be easier in the winter, making sure your legs are warm while covering up in a trendy way can seem challenging. There are readily-accessible solutions so you don’t have to compromise on warmth […]

Jewish Comic Con and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

  Sarah Hofstetter: The Orthodox Marketing CEO With a Heart of Gold Sarah Hofstetter balances being CEO of a top ad agency with clients like Coca Cola with being an observant wife and mother. She combines her love of chesed with her know-how by providing fundraising education to non-profits and tzedakas.   Ultra-Orthodox Filmmaker Takes […]

“Your Desire Will Be For Your Husband, And He Will Rule Over You”

“Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16). As an Orthodox Jewish woman, the first time I saw this verse in the Torah, where Eve is cursed with her husband ruling over her (as a result of having eaten from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), […]

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