Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/16/16

How the Burkini Debate Boosted Sales of Modest Swimwear in Israel The Burkini Ban was the Modest Wear story of the summer…but not many people know that because of it, Arab women are buying suits from Israelis and strengthening the ties between them. Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize Announced Kovi Konowiecki’s portraits of […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/12/16

  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher at Manischewitz Mashgiachs have a […]

The Orthodox Bar Mitzvah Boy Who Raised $19k For Kids With Cancer

In some ways, Nachliel Jacobs is your average Orthodox Jewish twelve year old boy. He loves sports, music (he plays the drums) and hanging out with his three younger siblings. But there is something about this New York native which sets him apart from other pre-teens: instead of having a bar mitzvah party for just […]

What an Orthodox Bat Mitzvah Means to a Mother

On the occasion of my eldest’s bat mitzvah which took place this past Sunday, I got to thinking about what it means to be the parent of a child who becomes a bat mitzvah – and an Orthodox one at that. In my pre-observant days, my bat mitzvah was mostly about memorizing the Torah portion, […]

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