Israeli Hotspot Fights For its Workers & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Houston’s Top Chefs Cook Kosher Next Monday Top chefs from across Houston will join in to cook a five-course meal as part of the Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza, an annual benefit dinner for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Houston branch. It’s one thing to eat an all-kosher dinner prepared by some well-respected secular chefs, but when’s […]

The Orthodox Jew On Jeopardy’s College Championship Semifinals

Answer: This Orthodox Jewish college student just appeared in the Jeopardy College Championship. Question: Who is Natenal Paley? Paley, who will appear again this Wednesday night as a wildcard on the semifinals round, became famous last week as the quarter finals aired and he won $18,000 (chai!), coming into second place. While the final outcome […]

Haute Fashion That’s Also Modest & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Skating, and Scoring, for God’s Glory College roller hockey teams from across the Northeast, including Pennsylvania State University, competed at an indoor arena here recently, shooting, skating and stickhandling with gusto as they battled to climb the standings and win for their teammates and for school pride. But one team, the Maccabees of Yeshiva University, […]

The Future King Goes to Yeshiva & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Mayim Bialik Wears Orthodox Jewish Designer on Red Carpet at SAG Awards Actress Mayim Bialik looked gorgeous at this week’s SAG Awards, which she attributed to Miri Couture, a modern Orthodox designer. Noting the dress’ options for sleeve and other modifications, the actress talked politics as well as fashion. BCBG Designer Joyce Azria on Her […]

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 […]

The White House Goes Kosher And Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Watch How White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkah Party This week’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama lit the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, featured festive food out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this feat accomplished? Married couple to […]

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 […]

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