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How Makom Saved My Life…Literally

I had always been way too mature and intelligent for my age. I was the kind of kid who would stump the teachers with the difficult questions, the one who effortlessly mastered all subjects and always had her nose in a book. For as long as I can remember I always felt out of place […]

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Hasids in New Yorker Cartoons & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Jews Who Saved Monticello Thomas Jefferson is buried at Monticello, his estate in Charlottesville, Virginia, along with Rachel Phillips Levy, a traditional Jew. How did a Jewish grave end up in Monticello? The answer lies in the history of a family whose own story is every bit as American as that of Jefferson himself. […]

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Two Hasidic Jews Prevent Suicide & Other Jews in the News

  Right around when Mark Zuckerberg was founding Facebook, he went to a Purim party at the Harvard Chabad house and danced the night away with Orthodox Jews! Two Orthodox Jews Prevent Bridge Suicide – Two Hassidic Jews from Brooklyn are being credited with saving a 52-year-old  woman from taking her life on the Brooklyn Bridge this […]

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