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Can Orthodox Jews Eat Ice Cream?

Out of all the controversies surrounding Orthodox Jews, I never thought ice cream would be one of them. Yet today, “Can Orthodox Jews eat ice cream?” was a breakout Google search — thanks to FX’s new thriller, The Patient. The show features a Jewish therapist grappling with a particularly unique and dangerous client, as well as […]

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Blazing Antisemitism Runs Rampant in Williamsburg

Police are searching for a group of teens who allegedly committed two attacks on Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg over the weekend, the local Shomrim organization attests. At 12am on Motzei Shabbos (early Sunday morning), a video captured two young men chasing a Jewish man on Lee Avenue between Taylor Street and Roebling Avenue. The harassers […]

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An Ex-Hasidic Woman Shares Her Story: “All Societies Have Faults”

Many think they know about Orthodox Judaism thanks to TV shows like “Unorthodox” and “My Unorthodox Life,” a.k.a. media that shows off the community in a negative light without any sort of context that these are dysfunctional families. But where are the stories of inspiration? Where are honest, nuanced alternative narratives to balance that out? […]

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How Roe v. Wade’s Overturn May Affect Jews Who Undergo IVF

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has brought forth heated debates about the rights of the mother vs. the rights of the fetus, but there are other lives that could potentially be affected by this Supreme Court ruling that we’ve heard less about: the desperate parents who are trying to conceive healthy babies. We recently […]

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