Haredi Women Filmmakers & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens of them — are produced, scripted, […]

Maccabeats’ Chanukah Hamilton & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Donald Trump Taps Hardline Orthodox Attorney as Israel Ambassador Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a Jewish Orthodox bankruptcy lawyer, to serve as his ambassador to Israel. Friedman served as an adviser to Trump during the campaign and is believed to be a strong force behind the President-elect’s hardline pro-Israel stance. Kung Pao Kosher Comic […]

Best Cookie In Florida Is Kosher & Other Orthodox Jews In The News

Tales From the Mitzvah Tank While a secular Jew comes to a Midtown Mitzvah Tank to wrap Tefillin, he begins to realize that his far-away Jewish upbringing is too far for his liking. But can he convince his marrying-out daughter and son to affix mezuzahs with the help of the Lubavitch rabbi? Israel’s Coolest City […]

The Hasidic Men Who Saved An Arab Woman On A Plane

When Hasidic men on airplanes are in the news, it’s generally not for a good reason. But what about all the polite and positive interactions that go on everyday, unreported? Or the heroic ones, like what happened on a flight this week from Tel Aviv to JFK, when two Satmar Hasidic men saved the day? […]

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