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Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews ‘Least Stressed’ by Covid-19, Says Study Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been happier and less stressed during the Covid-19 pandemic than others, including secular Jews, according to new research. A study of the Israeli Jewish population by Tel Aviv University found levels of resilience were higher in […]
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Amid a Measles Outbreak, an Ultra-Orthodox Nurse Fights Vaccination Fears in Her Community Blima Marcus is an oncology nurse and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, where the incidence of measles has risen sharply since last fall, as it has in similar enclaves in the New […]
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Book World’s Hot New Fantasy Author is an Orthodox Jew With a Magical Shtetl Orthodox Jewish author Rena Rossner initially set her debut novel, “The Sisters of the Winter Wood,” in a random forest town in 19th century French Christendom. It was her third outing as an author — her […]
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Zev Fisher: Young, Hasidic, and Entrepreneur Zev Fisher is different than any other young, single guy living in the Hasidic community in Montreal. Sure, like all his friends his age he likes to have a good time and hang out. But unlike his friends, this 21-year-old man has a business […]
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Rabbi Brings Spiritual Healing to Jewish Inmates Rabbi Michael Csillag visits Jewish inmates in Ontario prisons every week. For him, a Jew who’s in jail is still a Jew. “It’s important to show the selfless love that each Jew has for one another,” Rabbi Csillag said. Meet the Catholic-born Polish […]
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Canada’s First Female Hasidic Politician May Be Bound for Parliament Mindy Pollak, 29, is negotiating unchartered territory for someone of her background. To her knowledge, no other Hasidic woman outside Israel has ever entered the political arena as she has. Re-elected last November for her second term as a councilor […]
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Houston’s Top Chefs Cook Kosher Next Monday Top chefs from across Houston will join in to cook a five-course meal as part of the Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza, an annual benefit dinner for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Houston branch. It’s one thing to eat an all-kosher dinner prepared by some […]
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