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An Orthodox Jew Who Increases Kindness in the World

When Rabbi Daniel Cohen was twenty-one years old, his mother (who was forty-four at the time) died suddenly of an aneurysm. Losing a parent unexpectedly at such a young age profoundly affected him. “We were speaking on the phone one day, then she was gone the next,” Rabbi Cohen recalls. His mother had taught him […]

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Orthodox Jewish All Stars: Joyce Azria, Barry Simon & More!

Can an Orthodox Jewish woman run a world renowned fashion company or be a four-time Emmy winning producer on “The Today Show?” Can an Orthodox Jewish man be a Disney director and animator or the dean of one of the most prestigious law schools in the U.S.? Find out here! Click here for the complete […]

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3rd Annual Orthodox Jewish All Stars Party Re-Cap

pictures by Rachel Renov Photography Listen to “Jew in the City Speaks” above or here. After months of round the clock planning with my friend Chanie Waxler of Buds Events Design (event planner and florist extraordinaire) and chairwomen Rena Kutner and Shoshie Manela, we had an incredible party last Tuesday night at the Museum of […]

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Announcing Jew in the City’s 2014 Orthodox Jewish All Stars!!

Forbes-ranked hedge fund manager and philanthropist Henry Swieca, BCBGeneration Creative Director Joyce Azria, and Columbia Law School Dean Emeritus David Schizer are among ten individuals who have been named 2014 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism through digital media. In addition to Swieca, Azria and […]

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An Act of Kindness & Destiny Brought These Strangers Together

On February 2, 2014, tens of thousands of football fans gathered in Met Life stadium to watch the Super Bowl. They didn’t know it at the time, but two strangers in the stadium that evening (from very different walks of life) would be brought together months later due to an act of kindness and nothing […]

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Helping Divorced Moms In the Orthodox Jewish Community

Ever since I got to know the Orthodox Jewish community personally in my late teens, I have been extremely impressed with the ways people help each other. From open homes for guests (including strangers) on Shabbos and holidays, to making meals for postpartum mothers, to groups dedicated to visiting the sick, to countless gemachs (an […]

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