The Orthodox Jewish Girl Who Became A Cop Because of 9/11

When picturing an Orthodox Jewish woman, most people conjure up an image of a lady carrying a baby, not a gun. But for Ariella Loew, it seemed like there was no reason she couldn’t do both! Loew grew up in Lincolnwood, just outside of Chicago in an Orthodox family and though she had never seen […]

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

Chabad Rabbis in Africa Find Spiritual Fulfillment and Crime These atypical Chabad shluchim are transforming Africa with kosher food, mikvah, Jewish communal life and Shabbos observance. What started out as a mission to help the Israelis who moved there to aid Africans has become much more. The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Combining Tech and the Torah On […]

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 […]

Remembering Steven Hill: Emmy-Nominated Orthodox Jewish Actor

Emmy-nominated actor and Orthodox Jew, Steven Hill, died today in New York at the age of 94. During his half-century Hollywood career, this trailblazing shomer shabbos actor was best known for his roles in Mission: Impossible and Law & Order.Hill was born in Seattle and soon after a stint in the Naval Reserve during World War […]

8 Orthodox Jewish Athletes You Should Know

We’ve all heard of baseball legends Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax not playing the World Series on Yom Kippur. More recently, LA Dodger Shawn Green sat out on the holiest day of the Jewish year. Despite the famous joke from “Airplane” about the lack of Jewish athletes in history, there are actually hundreds of Jewish […]

Orthodox Jewish Ping Pong Star Wins Double Gold in Jr Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, the best athletes in the world are competing for medals in their respective sports. So too at home, Junior Olympics championships are taking place. Orthodox Jewish All Star, Estee Ackerman, won two Gold Medals in Table Tennis at the AAU Junior Olympics, held a few days ago in Houston, […]

Katy Perry Wishes The Whole World Could Have Shabbos

“Speaking from someone who has a lot of social media spotlight, I feel like social media is very narcissistic and displays a life that isn’t really real,” pop star, Katy Perry told Cosmopolitan.com in a recent interview. She went on to say “I wish there was a thing like Shabbat that wasn’t particularly religious-based, that was kind of […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 4/28

Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos? – An article about shmura matzah in the New York Times that delves into an “unintended” side effect of kosher law: better tasting food. Bialik: Tough To Be Shomer Shabbat In Hollywood – Hollywood actress, and friend of Jew in the City, Mayim Bialik, reveals what its like to be […]

The Secular WSJ Columnist Who Inspired The Shabbos Project

The Shabbos Project: an initiative which began in South Africa a year and a half ago and aims to encourage every Jew in the world observe one shabbos together, has gotten quite a bit of buzz. But how did it all begin? Not how you’d expect! Dan Ariely – a behavioral psychologist whose Wall Street Journal […]

A Response To The NYPost’s Holy Chic – JITC Unplugged

This is our new behind the scenes JITC spinoff: JITC Unplugged. The NYPost reported on some of the most extreme measures some Orthodox women have taken to make their makeup last on Shabbos in their article “Holy Chic” but it didn’t give the whole story. Here’s JITC’s response.

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