The Trendy, Farm-to-Table Cafe That Just Happens To Be Kosher

Moss Café, located in Riverdale, New York and started by local Orthodox Jewish resident and entrepreneur Emily Weisberg, is a fresh take on what a kosher dining experience can be. Moss Café is what is known as a “Farm-to-Table” establishment. For the owner this means providing food from local farms that are no more than […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 6/3

  AdWeek’s 2016 Power List Our 2016 JITC All Star, Sarah Hofstetter, is ranked among Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and more. As far as we can tell, she’s the only Orthodox Jew on the list, and a woman to boot too!   Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel are starting Tech Companies Paving the way for a […]

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 […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 11/30

Pigeon Meat and 5 Other Kosher Trends to Watch – Read about 6 Kosher food innovations from this year’s Kosherfest, the annual kosher food trade show, including squab (or pigeon meat) and chicken soup-flavored potato chips Gigi Hadid, Kris Jenner, Fete Stylist Monica Rose’s New Jewelry Collaboration – Rose, the stylist behind the fashionable looks of Hadid […]

The Secular WSJ Columnist Who Inspired The Shabbos Project

The Shabbos Project: an initiative which began in South Africa a year and a half ago and aims to encourage every Jew in the world observe one shabbos together, has gotten quite a bit of buzz. But how did it all begin? Not how you’d expect! Dan Ariely – a behavioral psychologist whose Wall Street Journal […]

Moments of Hope During A Reign of Terror in Israel

There was a video going around yesterday – people warned me that it was gruesome – but I was en route to a speaking engagement and wasn’t really paying attention. Before I boarded the plane, I quickly checked Facebook and the video started playing on my feed. I saw a car ram into people. A […]

Why Israel Searched For The Boys Even Tho’ They Heard Gunshots

The shloshim (the end of the thirty day mourning period) for Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali – the boys in Israel who were kidnapped and killed by terrorists last month – was yesterday. There is a question I have been wondering about ever since their bodies were discovered and the tape of their phone call to the […]

Are Orthodox Jews Zionists Or Anti-Zionists?

Dear Jew in the City, I have a few Orthodox friends who are very pro-Israel, but I have also read that some forms of Orthodoxy are vehemently anti-Zionist. I’ve heard of other sects who completely separate the concepts of Zionism and Judaism as two essentially separate belief systems. I have no idea if any of […]

An Ethiopian Jew’s Journey To Israel

It was a whirlwind trip to a conference in Israel. I was running on very little sleep and meeting all sorts of interesting people. I had just spoken to a woman – an only child – who had lost both of her parents before her 30th birthday. Then another woman explained how her father, with […]

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