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The White House Goes Kosher And Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Watch How White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkah Party This week’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama lit the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, featured festive food out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this feat accomplished? Married couple to […]

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The Orthodox Jewish Beatboxers Are Back For Round Two!

The internet has been abuzz over the past two weeks since Orthodox Jewish beatboxers Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Josh Leviton made their debut on America’s Got Talent. These kippah-clad men in glasses, tzitzits, and easy smiles shocked the celebrity judges and rallied the entire audience the moment they opened their mouths. The crowd (and Jewish judge […]

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The First Orthodox Jewish American Ninja Warrior?

If you were to picture a man about to become an Orthodox rabbi and accountant, the image of a pasty, frail guy, pouring over an endless tower of books might come to mind. And then there’s Akiva Neuman: a smiling, boundless ball of energy who does one-handed pull ups and cartwheels in between his Talmudic […]

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Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round-Up 6/24

Meet the Orthodox “American Ninja Warrior” Training to be a Rabbi Akiva Neuman might be a rabbi-in-training, accountant-in-training and youth director by day, but by night, he’s a fierce competitor on the hottest reality TV contest around. See how he is changing the perception of fitness for Orthodox Jews. Author’s Roundabout Journey to Orthodoxy Includes […]

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