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This Woman Ran a Marathon While 7 Months Pregnant With Her 5th Kid — And She Dominated
Beatie Deutsch used to be the fastest runner in her family when they would race each other on annual beach trips. Then she got married and had four kids in six years. She decided to train for a marathon and ended up beating most participants. Still, her religious observance has never held her back from her fitness goals, prompting Jew in the City, an organization dedicated to breaking down stereotypes about Orthodox Jews, to feature her on their site.

Bakery With Cheesecake Slices, Gluten-Free Cookies, Opens In West Town
A Kosher bakery specializing in cheesecakes — whole or by the slice — gluten-free cookies and special occasion desserts has opened in West Town’s East Village. Led by pastry chef Maayan Zimmerman, a 34-year-old mother of five, Maayan’s Bakery also sells coffee, and for aspiring bakers, Zimmerman carries a line of vanilla extract called Unorthodox, which sells for $16 per bottle.

The Ins and Outs of New York’s Eruv
Every Thursday and Friday, Rabbi Moshe Tauber a 43-year-old rabbi and father of 12, drives to Manhattan by 5:30 a.m. Rabbi Tauber’s job is to keep tabs on the Manhattan eruv, a precisely designated zone that zigzags from 126th Street in Harlem to the bottom of the island and from the Upper East Side to the Lower East Side. For many of New York’s observant Jews, their enjoyment of the Sabbath depends on Rabbi Tauber. During Shabbos, religious Jews aren’t permitted to carry objects outside the home, as that would constitute work. No bottles of wine and casseroles when visiting friends, not even prayer books and tallit bags. The eruv becomes a lifeline for Orthodox families to be out and about on the holiest day of the week.

Mom Watches 10th Child Get Married on Mother’s Day
A Brooklyn mom joyously watched Sunday as the last of her 10 children got married — at the Crossroads of the World, no less. “Even if I had all the money in the world, the best gift I could give my mother would be to get married,” 23-year-old groom J.J. Hecht II admitted to The Post. Hecht tied the knot with his bride, Hadassa Halperin, as 200 guests and untold tourists witnessed the traditional Hasidic ceremony complete with a Klezmer band, dancing and scores of children.

102 Immigrants From India Ready For Normal Life In Israel
Shavei Israel was proud to announce the immigration of members of the Bnei Menashe, an international advocacy group which focuses on bringing those with Jewish roots back to their homeland. 102 new men, women and children are about to make aliyah, taking on all that comes with settling into a religious Jewish life in Israel.

Kosher Chef Innovates With ‘Oysters’
Joshua Massin, the chef and co-owner of kosher restaurant Nobo Wine and Grill in Teaneck, talks about his creation of kosher oysters. His innovations on kosher food are to the delight of fine dining in Northern New Jersey.

Southern Kosher Barbecue Steps Up to the Smoker
The Atlanta Kosher Barbecue Festival proves that BBQ isn’t synonymous with pork, but they are far from the only Southern competition. Memphis, Charlotte and Austin are three other communities in which Kosher Southern Barbecue has become a way of life.

Joe Lieberman, Three Others Will Meet With Trump About FBI Director Job
President Trump was meeting Wednesday with four candidates to succeed James B. Comey as FBI director, including former senator Joe Lieberman, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. In addition to Lieberman, the president was to meet with a former Oklahoma governor, a former FBI official who spent more than two decades in the bureau; and the acting FBI director who has taken over for Comey in the short term.


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