Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/23/16

Hamilton Creator Helps Yeshiva University Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the uber-popular, groundbreaking musical Hamilton, has something powerful to share about Yeshiva University. While he received an honorary PhD from YU and his mother teaches there, it is his reverence for all that the school has achieved that inspires him to help their campaign. […]

The Orthodox Jewish Beatboxers Are Back For Round Two!

The internet has been abuzz over the past two weeks since Orthodox Jewish beatboxers Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Josh Leviton made their debut on America’s Got Talent. These kippah-clad men in glasses, tzitzits, and easy smiles shocked the celebrity judges and rallied the entire audience the moment they opened their mouths. The crowd (and Jewish judge […]

The First Orthodox Jewish American Ninja Warrior?

If you were to picture a man about to become an Orthodox rabbi and accountant, the image of a pasty, frail guy, pouring over an endless tower of books might come to mind. And then there’s Akiva Neuman: a smiling, boundless ball of energy who does one-handed pull ups and cartwheels in between his Talmudic […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round-Up 6/24

Meet the Orthodox “American Ninja Warrior” Training to be a Rabbi Akiva Neuman might be a rabbi-in-training, accountant-in-training and youth director by day, but by night, he’s a fierce competitor on the hottest reality TV contest around. See how he is changing the perception of fitness for Orthodox Jews. Author’s Roundabout Journey to Orthodoxy Includes […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 9/24

Three Wheels and Three Walls in NY – Levi Duchman invented the ‘pedi-sukkah’ – a mobile sukkah, attached to a tricycle that can now be found in 15 states and five different countries The Jewish College Soccer Team Defying Stereotypes – The Yeshiva University ‘Maccabees’ are as dedicated to making their own minyan before a match […]

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