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Nick Cannon Discovers His Rabbinical Ancestry & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


Nick Cannon Calls for Atonement and Unity Between Black & Jewish Communities
Cannon has been expanding his initial apology into atonement by his education and actions, which include reading books like Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, attending a Shabbat dinner, and potentially building Black and Jewish community centers in disenfranchised communities with Amar’e Stoudemire. He also learned that an ancestor of his was a Sephardic Rabbi.

Adin Steinsaltz, 83, Dies; Created Epic Translation of Talmud
A rabbi and scholar, he wrote more than 60 books. His crowning achievement (he called it his hobby) was his 45-year, 45-volume translation of a key Jewish text.

Baltimore Comes Together
People have been coming out to help at the Baltimore gas explosion scene. Among them was Project Ezra of Greater Baltimore, Inc., which handed out water and pizza to first responders and residents.

ABC7 Unite: Teens Rebuild Man’s Home Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy
Teenagers are working to make a difference by helping to rebuild a home destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The group of teens from New York and New Jersey with the Orthodox Union are working with Habitat for Humanity to lift up the home of James Hodge that was destroyed during Sandy.

A Brief Chat With the Author Who Wants to Modernize Kosher Cooking
Apfelbaum’s first book, Millennial Kosher — in which she swaps margarine with coconut oil and uses natural mushroom powder instead of processed onion soup mix — was published in 2018, and is now in its “fifth or sixth” reprint, she says. She offers kosher ideas for “Meatless Mondays” and provides recipes for tacos and shakshuka. Now, Apfelbaum is now working on her second book, set to be released in the fall of 2022, this time with Ina Garten’s publisher, Clarkson Potter.


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