I’m Hasidic. Don’t You Know I’m Human Too?

Editor’s note: This essay was written by a friend of a (Facebook) friend. We saw the post on the Facebook friend’s wall and asked for permission to publish it. I sit on the commuter train, as I do every morning for the past ten months. I am one among the hundreds of thousands of humans […]

The Catholic Italian Ventriloquist Who Loves Hasidic Jews

John Pizzi is one of the hottest rising stars in the entertainment industry and has appeared on America’s Got Talent as well as comedy clubs all over the U.S. where he opens for celebrities like Joy Behar and Weird Al. Besides being a sought-after ventriloquist and magician, John is a good friend to the Orthodox […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 10/26

Hipster or Hasidic? – Jimmy Kimmel Live has a new segment where close-up images of bearded men are shown, and the audience has to guess if that mouth belongs to a Hipster or a Hasid Jennifer Graham: Whatever Happened to modesty? – Wendy Shalit, author of Return to Modesty, is quoted talking about modesty-shaming and Playboy‘s new policy […]

Chesed From A Chasid: A Lesson in Kindness From Satmar Chasidim

    Sometimes, life comes full circle in the most unexpected ways. The circle in this story began almost thirty years ago at Mt. Sinai hospital in the city where my father was training to become a doctor. While there, my father – a very secular Jew – treated many Satmar Chasidim. He couldn’t stand […]

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