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What’s the Difference Between Hasidic vs. Orthodox Jews?

Dear Jew in the City- What’s the difference between Hasidic vs. Orthodox Jews? What about the Jews on Shtisel vs. Hasidic Jews? Thanks, Michael Dear Michael- Thanks for your question. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I haven’t seen (and have no plans to see) Shtisel, so I can’t address that. But I can address […]

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Shtisel Season 3: Episode 3 – Yes, Haredi Jews Can Fall In Love

Growing up not religious, I distinctly remember noticing Orthodox Jews passing by on the streets of New York City with seemingly no emotions. I saw men walking quickly and not smiling and women pushing strollers filled with children, and not smiling. I simply assumed they didn’t smile, laugh, feel, or have emotions like the rest […]

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Tehillim for Fallen Soldiers Brings Haredi and Secular Jews Together

An initiative for Yom Hazikaron has brought secular and religious Jews together in Israel, as Haredi Jews signed up to read Tehillim for fallen Israeli soldiers. With increased tension between the populations due to COVID-19, this timely partnership has helped many Israelis make sense of this difficult time. The “For Every Victim There Is A […]

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An Interview With Nahal Haredi CEO Yossi Levy

Major Res., Yossi Levy is the CEO of Nahal Haredi. Born in Jerusalem, educated in ultra-Orthodox institutions, he served in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion as a soldier, commander and infantry officer, was released after serving as an officer in the operations division of the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. He founded the first Haredi Soldier house in […]

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Meet the Haredi Comedy Duo Going Viral on YouTube

While they originally wrote their skits for a Haredi fanbase, comedians Efi Skakovsky and Meni Wakshtock have met mass appeal with secular Israelis as well. Destroying all preconceived notions of how serious Haredim can be, the duo known as the Hebrew word for Chaos, Bardak are making friends and fans throughout the Hebrew-speaking world. With […]

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Meet the Haredi Singer Grandson of Hollywood Actor Steven Hill

19-year-old Yanky Hill flew back to Jerusalem this week after spending time in Ukraine and then New York with friends. As a singer who is making his own way, despite the family footsteps of his brother Singer Ari Hill and his grandfather, actor Steven Hill, he recently released a song in Yiddish and Hebrew called […]

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