Kippahs In Coke Super Bowl Ad & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

500 Years After Being Wiped Out, Sicilian Jewish Life is Reborn A vibrant community was expelled from Sicily under the Spanish Inquisition in 1493. Residents are rediscovering their hidden roots today thanks to the dedication of a new shul and an increasing number of resources. Stunning Court Decision Approves Passover Punishment The U.S. Court of […]

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Orthodox Jews Of Lakewood Support Family Of Slain Latino Boy

With any death, and all the more so with the death of a child, communities are plunged into mourning. This was the case this past week in Lakewood, New Jersey, where a two-year-old Latino boy, Jayden Marquez, was struck and killed by a car, driven by his unaware aunt. The awful incident supposedly took place […]

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Measuring Up: Self-Reflection On My Birthday

She had been in my life since I was a young bride and had helped me make Shabbos almost every week. But then last Friday – without warning – she gave out. And by “she,” I mean my black plastic measuring cup whose handle suddenly snapped off while I was scooping flour. Of course it […]

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“The Jewish Afterlife,” Episode 7

Does Judaism believe in life after death? There are so many rumors squirling around, including the idea that Judaism does not believe in the afterlife. This is not true! While Judaism certainly does believe in life after death, it is not like other conceptions of it in other religions. Heaven and hell are actually the […]

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How I Explained Death To My Daughter

On my daughter’s third birthday, she asked me what happens after you die. (Now you’re probably wondering how the heck we celebrate birthdays around here, but don’t worry, we do plenty of life affirming activities such as cake-eating and present-opening – very much like normal people, in fact.) The question came up because I had […]

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