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The Polish Convert Reviving Yiddish Tango in Israel & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Polish Convert Reviving Yiddish Tango in Israel & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


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Rabbi Brings Spiritual Healing to Jewish Inmates
Rabbi Michael Csillag visits Jewish inmates in Ontario prisons every week. For him, a Jew who’s in jail is still a Jew. “It’s important to show the selfless love that each Jew has for one another,” Rabbi Csillag said.

Meet the Catholic-born Polish Orthodox Jew Who’s Reviving Yiddish Tango
She’s a Catholic-born Polish woman now living as a Modern Orthodox Jew in Israel. As if that weren’t unusual enough, Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk’s life’s work is reviving the musical genre of Yiddish tango — two words rarely uttered in the same breath.

Swastikas Daubed on Russian Chabad Center in Cradle of Lubavitch Hasidic Movement
Anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on the fence of a Jewish cultural center in the Russian village of Lyubavichi, the cradle of the Chabad Hasidic movement. The inscriptions, reading “Jews out of Russia, our land” and featuring the Baltic variant of the swastika, were spray-painted on the wall of the Hatzer Raboteinu Nesieinu Belubavitch last week but reported Tuesday in the Russian-language media, the news site Cursor reported.

Drexel Expects Influx of Orthodox Students
Drexel’s Orthodox community is fairly small, especially in comparison to its neighboring community at the University of Pennsylvania. But over the last few years, efforts by Orthodox students on campus to enlarge their profile has led to growth. This year, the community expects about 15 Orthodox students in the incoming freshman class, about double the number of previous years.

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