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How Instagram is Giving Orthodox Jewish Women a Place to Sing

While the centuries-old prohibition of women singing in front of men may have historically kept some women from launching careers in music, the outlet of Instagram is providing a surprising new venue for talent. While a decade ago the idea of such a platform setting the stage for success would have been unheard of, today’s […]

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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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“I See The Light” feat. Shulem and The Maccabeats

We are proud to present, “I See the Light,” featuring Orthodox Jewish All Stars Shulem Lemmer and The Maccabeats. Filmed before a live audience on December 1, 2019 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully at Jew in the City’s 6th All Star Awards. Project Makom, a division of Jew in the City, helps former and questioning […]

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Are Hobbies Allowed According to Halacha?

Dear JITC- Are hobbies allowed according to halacha? Thanks, Margaux Dear Margaux- Thanks for your question. I assume your starting point is the statement of the Shulchan Aruch in Yoreh Deah (246:25) that anyone who is able to engage in Torah and neglects to do so is guilty of “despising” the Torah. This is actually […]

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