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After Adjustments for Muslim Runners, Olympics Says No Way to Help Jewish Marathoner It appears the IOC is now taking the position that an athlete’s deeply held religious beliefs and practices can never be taken into account in scheduling Olympic events. The IOC’s broad rejection of any consideration of an […]
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Orthodox Runner, Israeli Mother of 5, Hires Attorney in Bid to Move Olympics Marathon From Saturday Beatie Deutsch, a Sabbath-observing mother of five and aspiring Olympic marathoner in Israel, has hired an attorney to ensure that she can run in the race next year. The marathon at the Tokyo games, […]
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Respect My Faith so I Can Compete at the Olympics – Bracha Deutsch Pleads for Shot at Tokyo Shabbat is a day of rest: no technology, no distractions and absolutely no running. “I’m 100 percent committed to it. It’s amazing, we totally disconnect for family time – super powerful, restorative, […]
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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to 2021. They just announced the specific dates for next year’s games and I’m doing everything I can to try and ensure the marathon isn’t rescheduled for Shabbat. It normally is always on a Sunday but in the […]
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‘Secular Jews Need to Stick Up for Us’: Fighting Anti-Semitism, Orthodox Search for Jewish Solidarity The gap between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews has surfaced in light of the recent wave of violent assaults against Orthodox Jews in Jersey City, Brooklyn and Monsey in New York’s Rockland County. “Especially in American […]
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Deutsch’s Olympic Dreams in Limbo With Shabbat Marathon Israeli Olympic marathon hopeful Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch won’t be able to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Games after the women’s marathon in Japan was moved from Sunday to Saturday. Deutsch, the Shabbat-observant mother of five, had checked the Olympic calendar in January […]
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West Rogers Park Woman Meets Baby Whose Life She Saved Through Stem Cell Donation Brooke Dordek was attending a charity event when someone said, ‘do you want to have your cheek swabbed for Gift of Life to see if one day you’ll be matched?’ Little did this mother of two […]
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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, […]
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jew in Pyongyang Meir Alfasi has added 40 more countries to his list since his journeys across the globe were last documented by Ynet. But this one is a record even for him. The ultra-Orthodox photographer, also known as Chabad’s “emissary at large,” made it into North Korea, […]
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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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