How Many Deplorables Are In The Orthodox Jewish Community?

As I boarded a plane in Melbourne, Australia during a speaking tour a year and a half ago, I noticed a very Hasidic looking man sitting next to a very secular (read: dressed for summer) woman. Despite a spate of headlines at the time that had reported on Hasidic men who refused to sit next […]

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 […]

How Gene Wilder’s “The Frisco Kid” Inspired Me To Become Hasidic

American acting icon and double Academy Award Nominee Gene Wilder passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wilder made his way to New York to pursue his dreams. From his start at The Actor’s Studio and his best-known, starring roles in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and his […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/19/16

Adaptation of Popular Israeli TV Show, Shtisel, to Air in US The hottest television drama on the air right now in Israel is, wait for it, about Orthodox Jews! Its American adaptation is now in the works, and is being produced by Marta Kauffman of “Friends” fame. Can a Cheeseburger be Kosher? The Jewish Standard […]

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 […]

Combatting Drug Use and Molestation in the Orthodox Community

  Zvi Gluck, who was born and raised chasidic in Brooklyn, grew up in an environment where helping people in need, starting new initiatives, and sitting on organizational boards was part of his parents’ everyday life. He always knew he’d do the same, and “kids at risk” was the first place he started. While working […]

Why Are There Orthodox Jews Dressed To The Nines On Welfare?

Dear Jew in the City, So I have a question that I have been pondering a great while. I am not Jewish but I live in a city with a large Orthodox population and I happen to live in this neighborhood and I truly love it. I do however find myself at times seeing one […]

Announcing Jew in the City’s 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars!!

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. This year’s All Stars are an extremely accomplished and diverse group, and, in addition […]

Why Do I Never See Orthodox Jews With Dogs or Any Other Pets?

  Dear Jew in the City, I have never seen any Orthodox Jews with pets. Is there a reason for this? Or does it just so happen that I don’t know any Orthodox people who are great pet lovers. Thanks! Sincerely, Leorah from Canada

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