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“Almost every first meeting, with people that don’t know me, I get the feeling that they are skeptical, but after 5 minutes I know that they are fully with me and the Haredi subject dissolves.”
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Moshe Friedman may come from 42 generations of rabbis, but at 30 years old (after becoming a rabbi first, of course!) this seventh generation Israeli knew he had to forge another path. “My great-grandfather was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, the founder of the Eidah Haredit…But when […]
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Hot-Ticket Comedian Ashley Blaker to Perform Four Shows in Israel in March Ultra-Orthodox comedian Ashley Blaker is in high demand. But he’s made sure to slip four shows across Israel next month into his busy schedule. Those are after a show at London’s Soho Theatre, before recording a new BBC […]
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Last Tu Bishvat, Jew in the City was thrilled to introduce our readers and radio show listeners to Leshomra, an Israeli organization dedicated to teaching Haredi children about loving nature and increasing environmental awareness. Their work is so crucial as there are too many members of the Orthodox Jewish world who regularly […]
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Religious Women’s Noga Dance Troupe Awarded Minister’s Prize Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) announced that one of the two winners of the 2017 prize for dance would be the religious young women’s Noga Dance Troupe founded at Orot Israel Academic College for Education’s iin Elkana, Samaria. The establishment of […]
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  Esteemed Educator Faces Opposition As He Takes Over Hempstead School District An esteemed educator known for fixing failing New York City schools is ready to roll up his sleeves in one of the worst performing school districts on Long Island. Until now, “A Hasidic Jew is not somebody you’re […]
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Inside Israel’s Only Glatt Kosher Art Gallery In a public bomb shelter is the Art Shelter Gallery, the only gallery in Israel, and presumably in the world, that operates in a Haredi neighborhood and that is deemed appropriate for that public. Meet the artists and curators seeking to vitalize Haredi […]
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  How to Host a Shabbat Dinner and Why You Should—Even if You Aren’t Celebrating The rituals of this Friday night tradition have become so much more than a religious experience. What’s better than winding down the week at home filled with your favorite people and the scent of a […]
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