Orthodox Jewish All-Star Stephanie Pollack Named to New Biden Administration Post

Orthodox Jewish All-Star Stephanie Pollack, who has served as the Secretary of Transportation for the State of Massachusetts has been named by President Joe Biden as the newly appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Alongside Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Pollack, who is a progressive Democrat, has helped overhaul the state’s roads system, […]

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Meet the Rabbi Behind Jew in the City’s “Ask the Rabbi”

Rabbi Jack Abramowitz has spent his career helping people find meaning in living a Torah life. His articles on the Orthodox Union’s website, OUTorah.org, as well as here on Jew in the City, consistently draw on relatable ways to give context to tough topics. His seventh book, Ask Rabbi Jack, features the Ask Rabbi Jack […]

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Star-K Kosher Joins United Arab Emirates Certification Effort

The Star-K Kosher Certification announced this week that they are partnering with the Emirati organization Jafza in order to promote the benefits of kosher-certified food to establishments and businesses in the United Arab Emirates. Since the Abraham Accords were announced late last year, 50,000 visitors have already visited the UAE from Israel. With many more […]

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Brooklyn Nets Accommodate Amar’e Stoudemire’s Shabbos Observance

Former NBA All-Star for the Phoenix Suns, Amar’e Stoudemire, made headlines recently with his high-profile conversion to Orthodox Judaism and Israeli team ownership. He is doing so again now as the Brooklyn Nets’ new assistant player development coach, whose request to not work on Shabbos has been granted by the team. The Nets considered this […]

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