Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/2/16

  Two Religious Women Take World Thai Boxing Titles Both 18 and religious Jews, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham won gold medals in international competition in Thailand. Both girls take kosher food along when traveling to meets, and consulted with a rabbi about how to handle bouts on the Sabbath. Esther Jungreis, Known As the […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/12/16

  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher at Manischewitz Mashgiachs have a […]

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 […]

50 Second Matzah Crack Recipe

You need to eat a minimum amount of matzah at the seder. You won’t need any help eating this! With thanks to Marcy Goldman – the creator of ‘Matzah Crack’ Director of Photography: Elliot Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman Production Assistant: Danny Moallem

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 3/10

  Are Orthodox Women Behind One of Fall 2016’s Biggest Fashion Trends? – A new trend that emerged at this fall’s NY fashion week was unconventional layering: layering sleeveless dresses and tops over long sleeved shirts and sweaters. Is it truly unconventional…or a rather conventional tznius layering technique? Stabbing Victim Pulls Knife Out Of Own Neck, […]

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 […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 11/17

Orthodox Jewish Couple Who Postponed Wedding after Terror Attack Invites Public –  Even though Sarah Techiya Litman lost her father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, and 18-year-old brother, Netanel, to a terrorist shooting in the West Bank last Friday, she and Ariel Beigle will be married next week and have invited the entire country to celebrate with them! Barry […]

I Want to Start Keeping Kosher: Where Do I Begin?

Dear Jew in the City, Neither my husband or I were raised in households that keep kosher, but we would like to start.  Do you have any suggestions for a military family who would like to begin keeping Kosher? The military lifestyle has us often living in cities far from observant Jewish communities and causes us moving frequently – […]

(Former) Hebrew School Nerd

I’ll admit it. I was a Hebrew school nerd. I didn’t hide under my desk like the other kids did if the teacher left the room, I refused to play toss the yarmulke in the halls as we’d walk to assemblies, and I never dreamed of making fun of my fourth grade teacher’s penciled-on eyebrows (though I did wonder where her real ones […]

Do You Really Believe that Not Eating Pork Brings You Closer to God?

Dear Jew in the City, I don’t mean to sound disrespectful, but do you really think that just because you abstain from eating pork and the animal is killed in a certain fashion that brings you real closeness to God? Jesus said that nothing from the outside can make you “unclean,” only your inner thoughts and […]

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