The Kotel Is Top World Headline & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

How This Film About Modern Orthodox Women Turned Into a Surprise Hit The film “The Women’s Balcony” has no fancy camerawork, no huge twist, no laugh-out-loud moments, no sex and no violence (although there is some yelling — it is, after all, a movie about Israelis). Yet the movie is a breakout hit in its […]

Hasids in New Yorker Cartoons & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Jews Who Saved Monticello Thomas Jefferson is buried at Monticello, his estate in Charlottesville, Virginia, along with Rachel Phillips Levy, a traditional Jew. How did a Jewish grave end up in Monticello? The answer lies in the history of a family whose own story is every bit as American as that of Jefferson himself. […]

How To Love Your Political Opponent As You Love Yourself

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” the foundation of Judaism and the basis of the Golden Rule is not too hard to imagine in a vacuum or even in real life if you’re neighbor’s a nice guy. But what if your neighbor is your political opponent? How could could you possibly love your political […]

Does Judaism Have A Concept of Inaugurations?

Dear Jew in the City, With the Presidential Inauguration coming up, I was wondering what Judaism has to say about inaugurations, especially of a new king, and was the transition of power always smooth? Curious in Georgia Dear Curious in Georgia, Well, for starters, kings don’t have inaugurations, they have coronations, but let’s call that a […]

Yeshiva Floor Hockey in NYTimes & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

An Interview With The First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office In The U.S. Attorney and Hasidic community activist (and Orthodox Jewish All Star!) Rachel Freier won a contested primary for a civil court judgeship in Brooklyn’s 5th Judicial District and took her seat on the bench this week as a civil court judge. Freier, […]

Maccabeats’ Chanukah Hamilton & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Donald Trump Taps Hardline Orthodox Attorney as Israel Ambassador Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a Jewish Orthodox bankruptcy lawyer, to serve as his ambassador to Israel. Friedman served as an adviser to Trump during the campaign and is believed to be a strong force behind the President-elect’s hardline pro-Israel stance. Kung Pao Kosher Comic […]

The First Orthodox Jewish First Daughter

With the results of the presidential election in, the country is divided between elated, devastated, and indifferent with Donald Trump’s upset last night. While we don’t do politics around here, there is one piece of this story that does relate to our work: history was made last night as there has never been a first child […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 7/22/16

In One 16-Year-Old Jewish Boy, The Face of the Anti-Trump Protest In an incredibly brave move, this frum  teen took a stand against hate during his lunch break. Watch the compelling video here.   Your Kids Need to Learn this Powerful Lifelong Lesson The inspiring Orthodox family featured recently on Humans of New York is […]

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