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Shabbat-Observant Youth Soccer Club Forms in Honor of Miami Teen’s Death Sholem Benchimol was a talented soccer player with aspirations of one day becoming a professional, but he usually couldn’t play due to Shabbat. Sholem’s career was cut short in April when the 17-year-old, known for wearing his kippah on […]
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“Before every race, I would say say ‘Shir Hamaalos Esai Einai El HeHarim.’ I turn my eyes towards the mountains. Tefillah is a confidence booster. It focuses me on why I’m doing what I’m doing, and it gives me confidence that Hashem actually cares about [me].” Director of Photography | […]
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“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, a few minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that was instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.”   Director of Photograhy – Elie Gabor The post AJ Edelman Accepts […]
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“Each December, an Israeli athlete…travels to Germany, a few minutes from Hitler’s home, the Eagle’s Nest. There, they continue a tradition that I instituted in 2015, to light Chanukah candles, where perhaps, very few Jews have lit before.” The post AJ Edelman Accepts Orthodox Jewish All Star Award appeared first […]
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As Israel’s Olympic skeleton athlete and current head of development for the Israeli bobsled and skeleton team, I often explain that Skeleton is perhaps the most dangerous of Olympic sports. If you have lived a life without any fear and want to go experience a taste, you need only go […]
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We are thrilled to announce that the 6th Orthodox Jewish All Stars Awards will be on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center) New York, NY. A kiddush Hashem this big deserves a space so extraordinary! We can’t wait to see you there. Meet this year’s and […]
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2018 has been an amazing year for Jew in the City, with more eyes on our content, more impact made from our great reporting and more negative associations broken down about Orthodox Jews. Do you enjoy and appreciate our articles? It is not too late to contribute to our annual […]
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AJ Edelman, the first Orthodox Jewish male Olympian; Jerry Wittenstein, a NASA scientist who helped put the first man on the moon; and the Secretary of Transportation of Massachusetts, Stephanie Pollack, are among 10 individuals who have been named the 6th class of Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, […]
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In the 1960s, New York-born secular Jew Sam Zeitlin loved cycling and wanted to follow his passion all the way to the Olympics. He trained incredibly hard and even earned himself the nickname, “Brooklyn Lightning.” He made it all the way to the U.S. Pan American Cycling Team and attended […]
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Baruch Hashem: Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the first time in his career. Boston, Massachusetts native AJ Edelman is Israel’s first-ever […]
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