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Project Makom, an initiative of Jew in the City, helps former and questioning Charedi Jews find their place in Orthodoxy.

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Why Do Orthodox Jewish Men Wear Hats?

Dear JITC- Why do Jewish men wear hats? All the best, Carla Dear Carla- Thanks for your question. It has been asked before: A man asked his rabbi, “Why do Jewish men wear hats?” The rabbi replied, “Because our forefather Abraham wore them.” “How do you know that?” the man inquired. “The Torah says, ‘And […]

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The Irish-Catholic Girl Who Grew Up With Orthodox Jews

In a world of increasing anti-Semitism, I recently met an unexpected advocate for Orthodox Jews. Michel King is a fifty-year old Irish Catholic woman with a passion for praising and defending the Orthodox Jewish community. That’s because some of her first friends in life (growing up in Borough Park, Brooklyn) were her Orthodox Jewish neighbors. […]

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Bored Of The Typical Apples And Honey? Try These Exotic Varieties This Rosh Hashana

That honey bear and you go way back, and you’ve been eating granny smith apples since you were a kid, but even if your knowledge goes as far as Clover vs. Orange Blossom, Honey Crisp or Pink Lady vs. Fuji, you might not have tried some of the varieties we’ve found to enliven your Rosh […]

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Do Jews Who Leave Observance Primarily Do So Out Of Lack Of Belief?

As traditional media will tell you again and again, religious Jews who leave observance primarily do so because they are shrewder and more clever than their co-religionists. The community is mostly made up of patsies who can’t see past the theological garbage they’ve been indoctrinated by. But those of exceptional intelligence are able to free […]

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Jew in the City Presents “The Sound of Silence” feat. The Maccabeats

In a world obsessed with devices, it occurred to me that we are living in an age where silence dominates many situations. Silence between couples, silence between families, silence everywhere you turn as people tap, tap, tap on their devices. What an isolating existence. But what if there was an antidote to silence? What if […]

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“Science vs. Religion: Mayim Bialik and the OTHER Big Bang Theory” Ep. 4, Season 2

Big Bang Theory star, Mayim Bialik, asks Jew in the City can science and religion work together in a Jewish framework? While there are some Orthodox Jews who believe in a literal account of the creation story, many of us hold that the events must be understood another way. RAMBAM, also known as Maimonides, stated […]

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THE Best Video Explaining Why Jews Are Not Occupiers/Colonizers of Israel

Antisemitism is predicted in the Talmud and is a byproduct of Jews being in exile. This means that in every generation, Jews must shape-shift into the enemy du jour in order to be hated. The hate will defy logic. And this is how it is playing out now: the group that is committed to ending […]

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Jenny Goldfarb Got a Cuban Deal on Shark Tank And Loves Learning Torah

Jenny Goldfarb, Founder and CEO of Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli, got a deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban last year. Her pitch was full of charm and Jewish references. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to learn more. When I checked the site, her products weren’t kosher yet (now they are!), but the FAQ […]

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I have to tell you something about your video about headcovering--my husband and I had decided that we wanted to move towards more observance, but hadn't really taken any big steps. And then I saw your video and it made such perfect sense; I started covering my hair full-time, and that one mitzvah has snowballed to tzniut, Shabbat, taharat hamishpacha, having a kosher kitchen. And it all started with your video...

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I am so happy I found JITC... It has sincerely strengthened the relationship between me and my mother. I have recently become observant. Its been difficult to explain to my parents why I love Judaism & why I choose to follow certain laws now, however, JITC has been a great medium of explaining the Jewish faith that we never truly understood. JITC, you're doing a great mitzvah!

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I love your blog and hope to see more of it. I saw your first episode on modesty and hair covering before I got married. You made it acceptable for me to become frum and I am now happily married with 2 beautiful kids. I cover my hair all the time, something I never thought I would do. Thanks so much for your blog and explaining orthodox life in everyday language.

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