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NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s Brooklyn Pesach

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire has relocated to Brooklyn to help coach the Nets, but that’s not stopping him from having a traditional Pesach at home with his children. Between a rigorous schedule of Gemara study, prayer and attending player practices and games, Stoudemire’s days are full, with Passover preparations notwithstanding. He says, “I think […]

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Orthodox Jews Receive Apology for Being Called “Extremist Voting Bloc”

The Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn received an apology for the highly questionable remarks made by Susan Lerner, who heads the government watchdog organization Common Cause New York, which describes itself as being “for the people.” She was interviewed last month about topics related to a candidate’s position on yeshiva education when she caused offense with […]

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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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Inside Kosher Pitmaster Izzy Eidelman’s Cult-Following Barbecue

Brooklyn’s Izzy’s Smokehouse might be one of the only barbecue joints serving kosher meats, but it doesn’t stop chef and owner Sruli “Izzy” Eidelman from consistently garnering praise. Their pulled beef tacos, sandwiches and fries bring hungry meat-lovers from all over, and their brisket and smoked fried chicken sandwiches consistently sell out. With their famous […]

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My Sit Down With Peter Santenello on His Series About Hasidic Jews

YouTuber and video maker Peter Santenello has had a desire to tell the stories about communities that mainstream media won’t cover. He’s traveled all over the world, sharing an insider’s perspective on less known communities. A few months ago, he was invited to Brooklyn to meet and film many members of the Hasidic community. He […]

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