Crypto-Jewish Kosher Cookbook Debuts & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

MTA Officials Ask Orthodox Jewish Transit Worker to Prove He’s Observing Rosh Hashanah MTA officials demanded an Orthodox Jewish transit worker prove he observes Rosh Hashanah for “a religious reason” in order to get the holiday off. Benjamin Schaeffer, a 22-year MTA transit worker, was initially denied permission to take off for the Jewish new […]

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Haredi Mother Wins International Marathon & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Herman Wouk, Legendary Author Who Brought Judaism Into the Mainstream, Dies at 103 Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday. He was the author of two dozen novels and works of nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The […]

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Poway Rabbi Sheds Light in the Darkness & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Parties Embrace Technology and Emerge Stronger The ultra-Orthodox parties made efforts during the campaign to appeal to younger Jews. United Torah Judaism created a Facebook page; Shas did the same with a Telegram account. Octogenarian and nonagenarian sages helped, traveling around the country by minibus and helicopter to attend mass rallies. A Hilarious, […]

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