“As Dramatic As It Sounds, This Was My Destiny”: Vogue’s Jessica Diner Shares The Spiritual Journey Of Her Conversion To Judaism
British Vogue’s beauty and lifestyle director Jessica Diner completed her Orthodox conversion in 2013. Here, she shares what compelled her to embark on the journey – and why she now can’t envisage her life any other way.
Meet the Religious Teen Aiding Jerusalem’s Homeless
Tova Safranai has been running her non-profit supporting at-risk youth for about two years. Which wouldn’t be a big deal if she weren’t just over 18. What makes it even more remarkable is the fact that Safranai is ultra-Orthodox – not the type of person you’d imagine strolling the dark alleyways of Jerusalem on the lookout for drunk, high or miserable runaways.
‘He Breaks Barriers’: Nissim Black Becomes Internationally Known Jewish Rapper
In Israel, the sight of an African American man dressed in full Hasidic regalia tends to attract second glances even from people who don’t recognize this person as an internationally-known Orthodox Jewish rapper. Above all else, however, Nissim Black craves authenticity. He is who he is and can live with the attention.
New Kosher Restaurant Roadhouse Boasts Noted Chef
The brainchild of ETC Steakhouse Owner/Executive Chef Seth Warshaw who is known for his culinary vision and creativity, Roadhouse’s menu includes the Wicked Waffle (sloppy joe, maple bacon, jam), Angel’s Envy (sweet bourbon brisket, scallions, garlic mayo, Alabama white sauce), lower East Side (pastrami, whole wheat sourdough, sauerkraut, pickle, Russian dressing, warm potato salad) and a lot more.
When Jewish Wives Beefed With Butchers and Changed the World
The price of the kosher meat that Sarah Edelson and most of the 500,000 Jewish homemakers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side fed their families had risen 50 percent over the previous few months. That put this staple out of the reach of most immigrant Jewish families, whose breadwinners took home only about $10 a week in 1902. Non-kosher meat was cheaper and widely available, but not an option for observant families like Sarah’s.