A Talk With Hasidic Music Superstar Lipa Schmeltzer

Though he may be the only hasid in the world to boast bleached-blond peyos, singing at the White House and appearing in a Pepsi commercial, Lipa Schmeltzer  (also known as “The Jewish Elvis,” and “The Lady Gaga of Hasidic Music”) had a rather typical hasidic upbringing in terms of religion. Emotionally, there were challenges. Growing up […]

Haute Fashion That’s Also Modest & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Skating, and Scoring, for God’s Glory College roller hockey teams from across the Northeast, including Pennsylvania State University, competed at an indoor arena here recently, shooting, skating and stickhandling with gusto as they battled to climb the standings and win for their teammates and for school pride. But one team, the Maccabees of Yeshiva University, […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round-Up 6/24

Meet the Orthodox “American Ninja Warrior” Training to be a Rabbi Akiva Neuman might be a rabbi-in-training, accountant-in-training and youth director by day, but by night, he’s a fierce competitor on the hottest reality TV contest around. See how he is changing the perception of fitness for Orthodox Jews. Author’s Roundabout Journey to Orthodoxy Includes […]

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