Shtisel Continues to Break Down Stereotypes & Other Orthodox Jews in the News
by Sara Levine
April 19, 2019
A Boxing Promoter’s Trickiest Move Is Observing the Sabbath
Dmitriy Salita, a 37-year-old former welterweight, is the rare Orthodox Jew in big-time boxing and, as such, he observes the Sabbath. From sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, he adheres to the faith’s prohibitions on phones, television or internet, and perhaps most difficult for his line of work, handling money.
Seeing Inside the Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Community on the Netflix Series “Shtisel”
“Shtisel,” an Israeli series now streaming on Netflix, about four generations of an ultra-Orthodox family living in Jerusalem, was created by two men with intimate knowledge of the Haredi community. It mines drama from the restrictions of ultra-Orthodox life but doesn’t suggest that its central characters want or need to escape.
Haredi Social Activist Set To Become Second Ever Female Haredi MK
Omer Yankelevich – 41, and a resident of Beit Shemesh – is a lawyer and social activist who was educated in the haredi school system in both Bnei Brak and Gateshead in the UK. She went on to obtain a BA in teaching from Cambridge University, another BA in law from Ono College and a Masters in law from Bar Ilan University.
Goshen Farm’s Matzo Goes Organic for Passover
It’s one thing to be Kosher for Passover, but to be organic and Kosher for Passover? The Yiddish Farm has both, in its Eretz Goshen Matzo Shumra.
Unaware He Had Measles, A Man Traveled From N.Y. to Michigan, Infecting 39 People
What’s similar about all of these communities is that they live in proximity to each other and spend a lot of their time interacting with each other,” said Daniel Salmon, a professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the school’s Institute for Vaccine Safety. “That’s what matters. Measles doesn’t care what your cultural heritage is.”
Between Anti-Vaxxers and Anti-Semitism: N.Y.C.’s Orthodox Jews’ War Against Measles
Relating anti-vaxxers to Judaism is ‘fake news,’ Jewish community leaders in Brooklyn tell Haaretz. So why is the outbreak being treated as a ‘Jewish issue,’ and will Passover make matters worse?
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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.