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Can Orthodox Jews Eat Ice Cream?

Out of all the controversies surrounding Orthodox Jews, I never thought ice cream would be one of them. Yet today, “Can Orthodox Jews eat ice cream?” was a breakout Google search — thanks to FX’s new thriller, The Patient. The show features a Jewish therapist grappling with a particularly unique and dangerous client, as well as […]

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Israel’s Tallest Man (An Orthodox Jew) Aims for the NBA

Israel is home to many marvels, but there is only one native giraffe: Gilad “Giraffe” Levy. Levy, 20, is the tallest man in Israel at 2.20 meters (7’2”). When asked if he’s tall enough to play basketball, he shares a resounding yes: he will play with Hapoel Jerusalem this season, and has been training for […]

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The Antisemitic Incident That Changed the Way I Fight Against It

The world knows me as Amy Guttmann. It’s the name I use professionally as a neurodevelopmental therapist. It’s the name that appears in papers, articles and journals. While I’ve built a successful, thriving business as Amy, I’m writing this article as Friedy — my Jewish name — the one I go by personally. I’m a […]

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Orthodox Jews Who Served As US Supreme Court Clerks

The leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade has the country in an uproar. Abortion has been one of the most divisive issues in modern America, but the classic Jewish approach to abortion is middle-ground: somewhere between the pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints espoused in the U.S. political sphere. There […]

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