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How This Film About Modern Orthodox Women Turned Into a Surprise Hit The film “The Women’s Balcony” has no fancy camerawork, no huge twist, no laugh-out-loud moments, no sex and no violence (although there is some yelling — it is, after all, a movie about Israelis). Yet the movie is a breakout hit in its […]

Why Do Jewish Men Wear Yarmulkes (Kippahs)?

Dear Jew in the City, When and why did Jewish boys and men start wearing yarmulkes, and are there any circumstances when a yarmulke need not be worn? M.L. Dear M.L., The practice of wearing a yarmulke (kippah in Hebrew) is an ancient tradition that has its roots as a “middas chasiddus” (an act of piety) before […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 10/7/16

Jewish Man Upset that Yankees Security Didn’t Act in Yarmulke Incident As a fan had his kippa taken at a recent Yankees’ game, it is the aftermath of the incident that is most upsetting. The most Jewishly attended and rooted for team in MLB history is questioned as to how they are accommodating an Orthodox […]

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 […]

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