A Plea To Humanize Lakewood’s Residents & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

I Am Your Orthodox Neighbor And I Want Your Understanding
I am your (Orthodox) Jewish neighbor and I bleed just like anyone else. Which is why I write this plea for understanding and not to silence or intimidate or label anyone.

Jerusalem Meets Athens in New Jersey
Graduates of Heichal HaTorah should be “budding Talmud scholars,” says Rabbi Aryeh Stechler, Headmaster of the all-boys Orthodox Jewish high school. But that’s not all.

Yasiel Puig Visits Orthodox Jewish Camp
MLB player Yasiel Puig took the time to visit children at camp. But these children were ill, and able to experience camp through the beneit of Camp Simcha.

Stakes High In Moving Charedi Women Into Tech
Zehava Feinberg is a 19-year-old from charedi girls’ seminary in Jerusalem who wanted to study computer science after high school in the hope of landing a job at an Israeli high-tech firm. “I like problem solving and math,” she said. “I’m looking for a job that I won’t be bored at. I want it to be a good salary. I also want to raise a family.”

Why Does No One Care About Violence Against Orthodox Jews?
The attack on Gopin was just the latest in a string of rising violence against Orthodox Jews in New York City. As Armin Rosen wrote for Tablet Magazine back in July, “anti-Semitic hate crimes against persons, which describes nearly everything involving physical contact, jumped from 17 in 2017 to 33 in 2018, with the number for the first half of 2019 standing at 19, according to the NYPD’s hate crime unit.”

With Rabbis’ Blessing, Women-For-Tech Program Creates ‘Ripples’ in Haredi World
ZF, along with 30 other girls from her seminary in Jerusalem, was selected to take part in a pilot project called Adva, Hebrew for “ripple.” Adva aims to teach young ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, women the skills needed to get a high-paying job in the booming tech sector, with the blessing of senior Haredi rabbinical figures.

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