Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 7/29/16

Sports Minister to Skip Rio Opening Ceremony Due to Shabbat Representing the country of the Jewish People, this non-observant Israeli will represent all Jews when she does not attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Why Being an Orthodox Jewish Mom Makes Me a Better CEO Orthodox Jewish All Star Sarah Hofstetter writes this […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 7/22/16

In One 16-Year-Old Jewish Boy, The Face of the Anti-Trump Protest In an incredibly brave move, this frum  teen took a stand against hate during his lunch break. Watch the compelling video here.   Your Kids Need to Learn this Powerful Lifelong Lesson The inspiring Orthodox family featured recently on Humans of New York is […]

The Gross Double Standard In “Body Shaming”

Last month we released “The Skin Gap,” a YouTube video which humorously conveys a pervasive gender inequality that no one ever talks about: the societal expectation for thin, young girls and women to show off more skin than their male counterparts in the same social settings. We received a lot of support for this video, […]

The Skin Gap: A Pervasive Gender Inequality You’ve Never Heard Of

Forced modesty clearly subjugates, but what about the pressure to uncover? With summer nearly upon us, newsstands are replete with magazine covers instructing women on how to get the “perfect beach bod,” but this is not a seasonal phenomenon. In an age when gender equality is on everyone’s mind, there is a discrepancy between the […]

How Dressing Modestly Gave Me More Confidence About My Body

I was recently talking to a reporter from a major women’s magazine who’s working on a story about Orthodox women and modest dress, and as I was giving her the lowdown, she commented that I seem so confident about my body. Did dressing modestly help me with that, she wanted to know. It was weird, […]

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 11/5

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 […]

The 12 Year Old Orthodox Girl Who Does Gymnastics In A Skirt

This past week was a sort of watershed moment for me as an Orthodox Jewish mom. My 12-year-old daughter, who had never shown any particular interest in gymnastics, suddenly HAD to join a local gym, with her bestest girlfriends, like…ASAP. I casually asked if the class was all female, because she is over the age of bat […]

How Do I Not Judge Religious Jewish Women Who Aren’t Modest?

Dear Jew in the City, I really enjoyed watching your videos and found them to be quite informative. It’s very beautiful to see someone who makes a proactive move to make a Kidush Hashem and to clarify a lot of misconceptions that people have with Orthodox Jews. Since you are so open-minded and honest about the […]

Blurred Lines: Private Things In Public Places

I was recently flipping through a fashion magazine and came across an article about a celebrity’s makeup. She was wearing this color eye shadow, that color lipstick, and then I saw what the blush color was called, and I wanted to blush! I couldn’t believe it – the name that this popular company uses for […]

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