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On Your Mark with Allison Josephs
Too many people never saw Torah’s beauty. Allison Josephs helps them discover it. Allison Josephs launched Jew in the City and its initiative, Makom, an outreach organization that works to reverse negative associations of frum Jews.

The Unlikely Journey of a 16-Year-Old Baseball Player Who Broke Racial and Religious Boundaries in Chicago

A Chicago-area high school pitcher’s challenging path to pitching for a high school baseball team in Chicago was as unlikely as it was emotionally moving, and his story is one that should stand as a symbolic one in a country that is currently enduring the most racial unrest in decades. Coby Kamish is a 16-year-old baseball player from Skokie, Illinois who established the first-ever baseball team at his Yeshiva, leading to an incredible result.

Cleveland Synagogues Find New Ways to Host Jewish High Holiday Services
Synagogues are finding new ways to hold services for the Jewish High Holidays, with Orthodox synagogues preparing for social distancing during live services and non-Orthodox gathering virtually. “Everyone is using their own creativity to figure out how to do this right,” Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein of Young Israel of Greater Cleveland said.

The Best Mail-Order Kosher Food You’ve Never Heard Of
In advance of the High Holidays, I set out to identify some of the best mail-order kosher businesses that most of us have probably never heard of. Here, you can find everything from a kosher bacon supplier in California to a vegan chocolatier in New Jersey.

Abu Dhabi Instructs All Hotels to Offer Kosher Meals Following Israel, UAE Agreement
Authorities in Abu Dhabi sent a memo Tuesday instructing all hotels in the city to offer kosher food options, anticipating a surge in Israeli and Jewish travelers following the landmark peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism pledged its commitment to serving “all visitors and tourists in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.”

How Israel’s Rabbinical Court Saves Agunot in the Diaspora
The Knesset together with the state rabbinical courts have been the saviors of long-suffering agunot who reside in the Diaspora with no legal connection to the State of Israel. Agunot suffer for years on end while chained to their marriages to unyielding husbands who refuse to issue them a get – a Jewish writ of divorce.

El Al’s New Owner: Eli Rozenberg, A 27-Year-Old Yeshiva Student From New York
Eli Rozenberg, a 27-year-old New York-born yeshiva student who lives in Jerusalem, became the owner of Israel’s embattled national carrier El Al on Wednesday after he placed the only bid at a share offering at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Rozenberg’s Kanfei Nesharim company bought a controlling 42.85% stake in the airline with a $150 million offering.

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