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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once called Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel “a great prophet.” In the photo, Heschel presented King with the Judaism and World Peace Award. How did the leader of the civil rights movement come to form such a deep bond with an Orthodox Jewish rabbi? […]
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Just days after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi. Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, 83, has tested positive for Covid-19. Because there is a delay in showing a positive result in testing, it is thought that the Rav may have contracted it from his […]
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Miriam Adar, one of eleven children, born and bred in Lakewood, New Jersey, has been a lifelong artist. On a whim, she baked a fancy cake for her daughter’s birthday seven years ago. From there, she discovered that fancy fondant cake making was her new artistic passion. She opened a […]
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The antisemitic sweatshirt seen in photos of a rioter at the U.S. Capitol last week has been traced to a website with a New York City address. Thousands of people have since called for the site to be shut down for its sale of “Camp Auschwitz” hoodies in a city […]
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19-year-old Shalhevet graduate Gabbi Stein has earned the rank of Eagle Scout by the Scouts BSA (formerly known as Boy Scouts of America) program. Soil conservation, robotics and pioneering were the badges she achieved on her way to becoming the first Orthodox Jewish girl to earn the honor. She earned […]
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The French food courier service Deliveroo is under fire after at least one of their delivery men refused to bring food from two kosher restaurants in Strasbourg, France. The current French Covid-19 lockdown cites that restaurants may only serve take away meals delivered by couriers. Both incidents were reported to […]
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The trend to try out a vegan or plant-based lifestyle as a New Years’ Resolution has become a movement and celebration called Veganuary. Although Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook is quoted as saying that the Garden of Eden was a vegan paradise, the perception of kosher food as brisket, deli, and […]
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The trend to try out a vegan or plant-based lifestyle as a New Years’ Resolution has become a movement and celebration called Veganuary. Although Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook is quoted as saying that the Garden of Eden was a vegan paradise, the perception of kosher food as brisket, deli, and […]
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Dear JITC- Am I allowed to watch content created for Christian audiences i.e., show my kids Veggie Tales? What about purchasing decor with Bible quotes that say “Psalms 20:5” underneath or “Let Go and Let God,” etc.? Some of this is clearly from Torah, but is there a problem with […]
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On a walk over the weekend, I had to cross a busy intersection. I hit the pedestrian walk button, the sign lit up, and I was cleared to go. As I was making my way to the other side, a woman in a car in front of me was attempting […]
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