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Florida is Gaining Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews. Here’s Why.

Between better employment opportunities, inexpensive housing and a school choice program that facilitates ease of yeshiva learning, families are heading south for more than just the Winter. Wimauma, Florida, a somewhat rural area near Tampa Bay, is the last place you would expect to find a Hasidic enclave. But since the Orthodox Jewish exodus from […]

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NY Times Features Ezras Nashim Ambulance Service

Judge Ruchie Freier has made incredible efforts to help Orthodox Jewish women in Brooklyn to train and work as EMTs, and her volunteer ambulance service Ezras Nashim has created a new perception of women’s professional role in the community. For decades, volunteer ambulance group Hatzalah has led the efforts to help the community, but never […]

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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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