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Hasidic Family Returns Wallet Containing $1400

A Hasidic family (name undisclosed) from Brooklyn found a wallet during an outing to Governors Island last Thursday. The wallet contained $1,400 in cash. Intent on performing the mitzvah of hashavas aveida (returning lost items), the family contacted State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein in hopes of tracking down the owner of the wallet: Christopher Collins, who […]

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This Kosher Market Offers Groceries for Free

Originally conceived as a pop-up store, Rabbi Chezky Rosenfeld’s Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, kosher market is now permanently offering free kosher food to all who need it, with no questions asked. The 33-year-old Yeshiva Schools administrator conceived of the idea for the store and helped bring the notion to a reality. Inspired by the food insecurity […]

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These Orthodox Jews Helped Dozens of Afghans Escape This Week

When Moshe Margaretten, a haredi “fixer” with a passion for helping Jews out of dangerous situations learned that Afghanistan’s last Jew was refusing to leave the country, he pivoted. Instead, he helped to extract dozens of other Afghans to escape the crisis-torn country. Zebulon Simantov, the last Jew in Kabul, is refusing to leave Afghanistan […]

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This Kosher Bakery Gives Second Chances to the Formerly Jailed

Israeli businessman Isaac Yosef, the operator of the sole kosher bakery in all of San Francisco, is a standout for another heartwarming reason: he is known for giving second chances to formerly incarcerated individuals by hiring them as employees. Also known as “Lifer Bakery,” Frena Bakery is famous for its delicious, Iraqi and Israeli-style goods, […]

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