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

Chabad Rabbis in Africa Find Spiritual Fulfillment and Crime These atypical Chabad shluchim are transforming Africa with kosher food, mikvah, Jewish communal life and Shabbos observance. What started out as a mission to help the Israelis who moved there to aid Africans has become much more. The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Combining Tech and the Torah On […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/5/16

  UK Math Prodigy Who Graduated Oxford at 13 is Now Orthodox Mom of 4 in Jerusalem She became famous in a competition as a child, but now this brilliant Mathematician is famous for choosing life as a Baalas Teshuva in Jerusalem. Cops Stage Fake Traffic Stop to Help Man’s Marriage Proposal Proposals are always […]

6 Orthodox Jews Who Made Their Mark On the American Revolution

From America’s earliest beginnings, Orthodox Jews* have been a part of the picture. The first American synagogue was New York’s Orthodox Shearith Israel, founded in 1654. Here are the top six Torah observers and their part in early American History. The Soldier at Valley Forge** – The menorah lights may have helped General Washington persevere as […]

The Christian Woman Who Found Her Way Back To Her Jewish Soul

Today, Tamarah Rosenberg is an Orthodox Jewish woman who lives in New Jersey with her son and commutes to rural Pennsylvania where she teaches at a Montessori pre-school, but her path to a Torah observant lifestyle started in a most unexpected way: adopted at birth by a Protestant couple from the Bible Belt, Tamarah was […]

The Hasidic Jew Who Went Viral on YouTube High-Fiving New Yorkers

In his viral YouTube video “High Five New York,” Brooklyn-born and New Haven-raised Hasidic Jew, Meir Kalmanson, runs around NYC high-fiving New York natives and tourists alike who have their arms extended an attempt to hail a cab. The video, set to upbeat music, has received over two million views to date. Since then, Kalmanson’s […]

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