The CTO of OpenTable Has 55,000 Restaurants On His App — But He Only Eats at 30 of Them
As the CTO of OpenTable, Essas oversees an app for people to reserve and review over 55,000 restaurants — but as an Orthodox Jew who only eats certified kosher food, he estimates that only 30 of those restaurants are compatible with his religious observance. He was lauded as an Orthodox Jewish All Star this week by Jew in the City, where Business Insider caught up with him.
Hip NY Rabbi Stitches Together Hasidic Lifestyle With Bespoke Tailoring Business
Yosel Tiefenbrun is a Hasidic rabbi. He is also a bespoke tailor who trained on London’s famed Savile Row. Tiefenbrun, who sports a long, well-groomed beard and round glasses, reported he was wearing purple trousers, mustard yellow socks, and a green jacket. Not for him the standard black-and-white uniform of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.
30,000 Religious Families in Israel to Learn Sex Abuse Prevention Skills
Nearly 30,000 religious families in Israel will have child safety education as a topic around their Sabbath tables this week thanks to a game-changing abuse prevention initiative of Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, one of the most outspoken child safety advocates in the Orthodox Jewish world. Rabbi Horowitz arrived in Israel this week to oversee the distribution of “L’Vetach!” (For Safety!) the Hebrew version of his organization’s best-selling child safety book.
Moshe Holtzberg, Whose Parents Were Killed in 2008 Mumbai Attack, Celebrates Bar Mitzvah
Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were killed in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai when he was 2, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah. Holtzberg celebrated on Saturday in his hometown of Afula, in northern Israel, Chabad.org reported. A party was held on Sunday night in Kfar Chabad.