How Could The Torah Be True When It Includes Sacrifices & Genocide? Pt. 1

The following post contains excerpts of an email conversation between a Jew in the City reader and our Educational Correspondent, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz. Due to the length, it has been broken into two parts. Dear Jew in the City, Am I to view the troubling and seemingly irrelevant parts of the Torah as a history […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round-Up 6/17

  Netflix Readies Animated ‘Spy Kids,’ ‘Llama Llama’ Series Orthodox Jewish All Star Saul Blinkoff is directing a new kids’ program based on the beloved books. Stay tuned for it coming soon on Netflix!   Enough With the Gefilte Fish. I’ll Have Sushi. A fun exploration into how and when sushi became such a booming […]

How I Learned The Art Of Prayer

Since I was a little kid, I’ve been trained in the art of prayer. I learned from a really young age that praying is what we do in any occasion. When the heart is full of gratitude, there is prayer. When the soul is full of pain, there is prayer. When it seems pointless to talk things […]

Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, Who Taught Me The Secret to Holiness

Long ago, when I was a very young child, I came to know a teenage girl named Henny Lustig. From my deeply naive perspective, she seemed vibrant and alive in a way I had never before encountered. She was enthralled by the world around her and the people populating it. It wasn’t hard to get caught up […]

Should Jews Stand While Praying On Airplanes?

Dear Jew in the City, On a recent flight after dealing with hours of a cancelation, a reschedule and then a delay, I finally boarded the plane with numerous other exhausted passengers. I noticed quite a few fellow Orthodox Jews on this flight, the one closest to me was a twenty-something guy with a short […]

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