Kippahs In Coke Super Bowl Ad & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

500 Years After Being Wiped Out, Sicilian Jewish Life is Reborn A vibrant community was expelled from Sicily under the Spanish Inquisition in 1493. Residents are rediscovering their hidden roots today thanks to the dedication of a new shul and an increasing number of resources. Stunning Court Decision Approves Passover Punishment The U.S. Court of […]

From Super Bowl Winner to Orthodox Jew

How many Jews, in the history of the world, have put on tefillin every day while simultaneously wearing a Super Bowl ring? As far as we know, the answer is exactly 1 and his name is Alan Veingrad, the only NFL player to become an Orthodox Jew. At the time Alan Shlomo Veingrad played, he […]

If Beauty Pageants Are Passé Why Aren’t Scantily Clad Cheerleaders?

When I was a kid growing up, The Miss America Pageant was one of the biggest TV events we waited to watch every year. The evening gowns, the talent show, the, er, swimsuit competition…? These days, more and more people are asking how we could parade women around like this and judge them on such merits. […]

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