How Hasidic Business Sales Thrive on Amazon.com & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Normally Hush-Hush NSA Opens Doors of New Cyber Directorate
The NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, a newly minted organization that began operations this month to protect the U.S. against emerging cyber threats. “This is a little bit of a different approach for us from the traditional No Such Agency approach,” said Anne Neuberger, the head of the new cyber directorate, who was among the handful of NSA officials who spoke to journalists during the two-hour event.

The Co-opting of Modest Fashion
Today modest dressing means “different things to different groups,” said Batsheva Hay, a lawyer turned designer now known for her prairie-style dresses. When she began to observe Shabbat with her Orthodox Jewish husband, she said she could only find appropriate dresses she liked on a “vintage” trawl — until she made them herself using old Laura Ashley fabrics. To her, it’s “the spirit of the clothes” that’s important.

How Amazon Has Transformed the Hasidic Economy
Amazon has become a lucrative place to do business for many Hasidic Jews, offering anonymity to a largely insular community and allowing women to work from home. Here is how the industry grew.

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