Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 5/16

FYI Cable Network’s New Season Of ‘Arranged’ Features An Orthodox Couple’s Wedding Journey – The TV show, “Arranged,” features three American couples as they prepare for their arranged marriages and shadows the newlyweds for a short time after the wedding. This season one of the three featured arrangements is Modern Orthodox couple Vicki and Ben I […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 2/25

  Kosher Punk: Meet Girls-Only Hasidic Rockers Bulletproof Stockings – Read about the rock band, Bulletproof Stockings, which is made up of 5 Orthodox women – whose audience is made up of only females, in order to follow the laws of kol isha Terror Victim’s Wife At Funeral: ‘You Didn’t Have A Gun But You Ran […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 2/8

Long Island Girl Hoping To Take Ping Pong Talents To Olympics – 2014 All Star, 14-year-old Estee Ackerman is competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic ping pong team in North Carolina this week Trashed Engagement Ring Found After Frantic Hunt – After losing an expensive engagement band in a trash bag, the dump returned the garbage to the […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 1/14

Fundamentally Freund: The Stirring Revival of Sicily’s Bnei Anousim – “More than five centuries after the forced conversion to Catholicism of large numbers of Sicilian Jews, followed by the expulsion of the rest, a nascent rebirth is well underway, as growing numbers of Sicily’s Bnei Anousim (“Marranos”) now seek to embrace the heritage of their ancestors.” […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 12/14

Netanyahu Appoints Rabbi Drukman’s Student as Next Mossad Chief – “With Cohen’s appointment, three of Israel’s top security officials — the heads of Mossad, the Shabak chief, and police commissioner — are now observant Jews.” Orthodox Jews Grapple With How to Talk About Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse – More than 1,000 ultra-Orthodox and Orthodox Jews from around the world […]

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 […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 11/5

A Brooklyn Bakery Appeals to Observant Jews and Pizza Fans – The New York Times writes about Isaac’s Bake Shop, a kosher, Orthodox owned bakery which has a surprisingly large non-kosher fan base. How ‘Bas Kol’ Became a Viral Hasidic Hit – A Yiddish song, sung at a Chasidic wedding becomes an internet sensation! 10 Stylish, Orthodox […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 10/26

Hipster or Hasidic? – Jimmy Kimmel Live has a new segment where close-up images of bearded men are shown, and the audience has to guess if that mouth belongs to a Hipster or a Hasid Jennifer Graham: Whatever Happened to modesty? – Wendy Shalit, author of Return to Modesty, is quoted talking about modesty-shaming and Playboy‘s new policy […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 9/16

Filter Fish – At Life’s End, Rediscovering the Joys of a Childhood Favorite – Oliver Sacks, neurologist and best-selling author, passed away on August 30th. He writes of his early love of his mother’s gefilte fish, the caretaker who learned to make it for him many years later, and how, at the end of his life, […]

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