The Liquor Guru Rabbi & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Hasidic Rapper Melts Faces of Average New Yorkers These guys were skeptical to say the least, but rapper Sammy K threw down some serious flow. They changed their minds immediately. Laugh, For God’s Sake: The Dos and Don’ts of Ultra-Orthodox Stand-up Comedy So what’s the deal with kaparot, anyway? Orthodox Jewish stand-up comics are taking […]

I Couldn’t Believe That He Walked By At The Exact Right Time

The first Purim that I tried to fully observe took place in a most exotic location – a Native American reservation in South Dakota. It was very hard to properly keep the holiday, but then this happened. Produced by – Seth Feldman Director of Photography – Elie Gabor www.eliecreative.com

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 […]

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 […]

The Orthodox Women Who Clothed Hundreds Of Kids With No Funding

Dalia Stelzer, a young modern Orthodox mother living in Teaneck, New Jersey discovered something troubling shortly after her first child was born. Year after year as her child grew, clothing that was once loved would go unworn. She knew there had to be many more people with the same problem: changing seasons and growing kids […]

Financial Crisis and Rosh Hashana

Although, admittedly, I have no real understanding as to why those banks collapsed a couple weeks ago or what practical steps should be taken in order to improve the situation on Wall Street, (hey, I studied philosophy, not econ) I have plenty to say about the spiritual ramifications of the current financial crisis.

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