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The NFL Kicker Who Davens By Chabad & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The NFL Kicker Who Davens By Chabad & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


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Battling Addiction in Orthodox Jewish Community Means Breaking Through Silence
Talking about substance abuse and addiction in the Orthodox Jewish world is a difficult endeavor that Rabbi Zvi Gluck is well acquainted with. He grew up in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn and said that, “any insular community likes to remain in their bubble so that they deal with things themselves and not have to mix in the outside world into it.”

Cleveland Browns Kicker Greg Joseph’s Long Journey From Jewish Day School to the NFL
Browns rookie kicker Greg Joseph said it’s been a “wild ride” for him since being cut at the end of preseason by the Miami Dolphins, signing with Cleveland in Week 3 of the regular season, and just days later, playing an integral role in the NFL team’s first victory in nearly two years. Joseph booted a game-winning 37-yard field goal – which was reportedly partially blocked by a defender – in overtime Oct. 7 against the division rival Baltimore Ravens. After that win, Joseph returned to his new home in Cleveland from FirstEnergy Stadium and ended the day with a familiar – and likely comforting – symbol hanging outside his door: a mezuzah.

Medieval Mikveh May be Earliest Jewish Vestige in Brazil
Historians are investigating whether a 17th-century bath found in Brazil’s first capital city is the country’s oldest evidence of a Jewish presence. The bath was discovered 10 years ago inside an old hotel located in Pelourinho, the historic center area of Salvador, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. According to the facility’s manager, an Orthodox Jew first raised the hypothesis that the bathtub might actually be a mikveh, or a ritual bath.

Orthodox Jews Are Proof Macron Is Wrong: Educated Women Have Lots Of Children
Following French President Emmanuel Macron’s foolish proclamation that educated women don’t have seven or more children, Twitter filled with #postcardsformacron, individual stories and photos of “perfectly educated” women and their large families. From stay-at-home moms to doctors and teachers, these women take pride in both their education and their families. And well they should.

Madonna Hiring £110,000-a-Year Travelling Private Chef to Cook Kosher Meals For Her Six Kids
Madonna is looking to hire a £110,000-a-year private chef to cook kosher meals and travel around the world with her. The 60-year-old singer has posted a job advertisement on the website Talent Private Staff for the cook to work in her London, Lisbon, and New York homes. The description states that she would like all her meals to follow the ‘basic rules’ of kosher cooking and will cater to her six kids – Lourdes, 22, Rocco, 18, David, 13, Mercy James, 12, and twins Stella and Esther, six.

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Sara Levine

A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.