The Liquor Guru Rabbi & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Hasidic Rapper Melts Faces of Average New Yorkers These guys were skeptical to say the least, but rapper Sammy K threw down some serious flow. They changed their minds immediately. Laugh, For God’s Sake: The Dos and Don’ts of Ultra-Orthodox Stand-up Comedy So what’s the deal with kaparot, anyway? Orthodox Jewish stand-up comics are taking […]

Westport’s Jazz Rabbi & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Revelio! Hogwarts Haggadah Ready — Just In Time For Passover Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg of Queens, New York is set to release his “Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah” within the next two weeks. The haggadah, the book used as a companion to the Passover seder, will include explanations of the Seder rituals and texts through a Harry Potter […]

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 […]

A Chat With Billboard Top 10 Musician And Orthodox Jew, Alex Clare

As the Grammy Awards approach, the music industry hands out honors to an elite few. The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) does the same, and when they name someone songwriter of the year, they mean business. Did you know that in 2014 that honor fell to a Hasidic Jew? Alex Clare is a […]

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 White House Goes Kosher And Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Watch How White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkah Party This week’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama lit the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, featured festive food out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this feat accomplished? Married couple to […]

This Woman Might Be The First Female Hasidic Grammy Nominee

Sarah Dukes, a 33-year-old mother of five from Crown Heights, is the first Hasidic woman to be on the Grammy® ballot. She is currently on the ballot (as a potential nominee) for best New Age Instrumental Album for the 59th annual Grammy® Awards. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dukes started weekly piano lessons […]

Leonard Cohen’s Orthodox Jewish Upbringing and Shabbos Observance

Beloved singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died last week at the age of 82. Most famous for penning the hauntingly poignant ballad “Hallelujah” among other songs in the past 40 years, as well as poetry and novels, not many people were aware that Cohen was born and raised Orthodox, spent some time involved in Buddhism then returned […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Roundup 11/11/16

Jewish Runner Balances Religion and Competition: Porter-Gaud Cross Country Champion Finds Way to Compete on the Sabbath Judah Ellison is a rising star in Cross Country running, but his Shabbos observance always comes first. His father Morris is his biggest champion, even when Shabbos dinner means just the two of them with a cooler full […]

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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