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What began as Asher Rosenfeld’s bar mitzvah project has turned into a charity boasting a big impact. Inspired by his coming-of-age and wanting to incorporate community service into his celebration, Rosenfeld decided to create an opportunity for special needs children. The New York 7th grader began a project called “Audibles […]
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Screen icon, Kirk Douglas, died yesterday at age 103. Born Issur Danielovitch to a Russian Jewish immigrant family, he built an incredible 87-film-long career and is beloved worldwide for his performances in films like Spartacus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Paths of Glory and Lust for Life. He received an […]
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My paternal grandfather’s family assimilated so long ago that my great-great-grandmother used to spoil my grandfather by sneaking him pork chops in place of veal chops! Only one of my four grandparents was raised religious – my mother’s father. But like the rest of my recent ancestors, he too walked […]
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Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Ultra-Orthodox Community Tahel, the crisis center for religious women and children, is reaching out to one of the most insulated communities in Israel by tackling sexual abuse among the ultra-Orthodox. Monday was the first day of the group’s three-day conference titled, “Creating Safe Communities; Creating […]
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  Kim Hunter’s viral Facebook post about receiving a gift bag from a bar mitzvah boy during her cancer treatment is something that may have come across your newsfeed, but did you know that the kindness was done by a yeshiva boy and his friends? With over 5000 likes and […]
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How many Jews, in the history of the world, have put on tefillin every day while simultaneously wearing a Super Bowl ring? As far as we know, the answer is exactly 1 and his name is Alan Veingrad, the only NFL player to become an Orthodox Jew. At the time […]
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How the Burkini Debate Boosted Sales of Modest Swimwear in Israel The Burkini Ban was the Modest Wear story of the summer…but not many people know that because of it, Arab women are buying suits from Israelis and strengthening the ties between them. Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize […]
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  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher […]
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  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher […]
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In some ways, Nachliel Jacobs is your average Orthodox Jewish twelve year old boy. He loves sports, music (he plays the drums) and hanging out with his three younger siblings. But there is something about this New York native which sets him apart from other pre-teens: instead of having a […]
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