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As we previously covered, Gershon Distenfeld participated in the World Poker Tournament this week and came in eighth place in the final game. Distenfeld donated his entire prize, an impressive $125,885, to charity. While it is common practice for the top poker players worldwide to donate some of their winnings, […]
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As we previously covered, Gershon Distenfeld participated in the World Poker Tournament this week and came in eighth place in the final game. Distenfeld donated his entire prize, an impressive $125,885, to charity. While it is common practice for the top poker players worldwide to donate some of their winnings, […]
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Joe Teplow, co-founder of the non-profit Good Today wants to make giving a daily habit for the world over. He came up with this idea as a student in Yeshiva University and started building out the concept from his dorm room. From the software they developed for Good Today, Teplow […]
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Haredim in Tech: 50 Shades of Black A student who has been described as “off the charts bright” graduates from one of Israel’s major academic institutions specializing in hi-tech. After graduation, as a part of a highly selective training, they reach the final round of a national cyber security contest […]
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New York’s Hot New Trend? Prairie Dresses Inspired by Orthodox Judaism There was one event during New York Fashion Week that felt not just more old-fashioned, but positively pre-Raphaelite. Held in a diner in Tribeca, it showcased new pieces by Batsheva Hay, the New York fashion designer whose ankle-length, Orthodox […]
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While Hasidic women are commonly seen pushing children filled strollers, some of them, like Chumi Borenstein, push themselves to great heights on bikes to help sick children in need. Bike 4 Chai, perhaps the biggest biking fundraiser in the Tri-State Area, is taking place today and tomorrow, raising millions of […]
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Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager Most days, Naomi Kutin, a high school junior from New Jersey, is a mere teenage mortal. During weekend powerlifting competitions, when the crowd is revved up and that bar is loaded with hundreds of pounds — Naomi squats 321 pounds and dead lifts 365 […]
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While many Orthodox Jewish men dress in black, the mask, cape and Batman costume Josh Aryeh wears is a little less typical. This is the getup he dons every week in order to give solace and entertainment to children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. “Ever since I was a kid […]
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Often in life, resume and eulogy qualities are confused, but this was not the case for Chaim “Lobo” Silber, of blessed memory. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Silber attended Torah v’Daas and Brooklyn College with a degree in math, which he used to manage his computer leasing company, a company […]
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Often in life, resume and eulogy qualities are confused, but this was not the case for Chaim “Lobo” Silber, of blessed memory. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Silber attended Torah v’Daas and Brooklyn College with a degree in math, which he used to manage his computer leasing company, a company […]
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