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

How the Burkini Debate Boosted Sales of Modest Swimwear in Israel The Burkini Ban was the Modest Wear story of the summer…but not many people know that because of it, Arab women are buying suits from Israelis and strengthening the ties between them. Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize Announced Kovi Konowiecki’s portraits of […]

Meet Tamir Goodman, The Yid Who Could Dunk

Tamir Goodman was dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” in 1999 by Sports Illustrated as a high school basketball player. Ranked among the top 25 drafted high school athletes in the year he graduated, he averaged 35.4 points per game while remaining Shomer Shabbos. He was named MVP of the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star game, a title […]

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 […]

JITC’s Orthodox Jewish All Stars!!

United States Senator Joseph Lieberman,  Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist Alex Clare, NYtimes best-selling author Faye Kellerman,  professional boxer Dmitriy Salita, basketball star Tamir Goodman, former HBO senior writer/producer Jamie Geller, YouTube a capella sensation The Maccabeats, former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk and founder of non-profit breast cancer support group Rochelle Shoretz, comedian Mendy Pellin, […]

New JITC Video in Production: Orthodox Jewish All Stars!

If you are not following JITC on Facebook or twitter, you may not have heard that we’re well into filming our next video, “Orthodox Jewish All Stars.” The concept of the video is to debunk the myth that all Orthodox men are rabbis and that all Orthodox women are homemakers who are prohibited to work outside the […]

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