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Originally conceived as a pop-up store, Rabbi Chezky Rosenfeld’s Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, kosher market is now permanently offering free kosher food to all who need it, with no questions asked. The 33-year-old Yeshiva Schools administrator conceived of the idea for the store and helped bring the notion to a reality. […]
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When Moshe Margaretten, a haredi “fixer” with a passion for helping Jews out of dangerous situations learned that Afghanistan’s last Jew was refusing to leave the country, he pivoted. Instead, he helped to extract dozens of other Afghans to escape the crisis-torn country. Zebulon Simantov, the last Jew in Kabul, […]
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Israeli businessman Isaac Yosef, the operator of the sole kosher bakery in all of San Francisco, is a standout for another heartwarming reason: he is known for giving second chances to formerly incarcerated individuals by hiring them as employees. Also known as “Lifer Bakery,” Frena Bakery is famous for its […]
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Last month’s surprise Texas storm affected many in the state, but the small community of Austin was hit especially hard. “My biggest fear was at night. I kept checking on my kids, making sure they were warm and were breathing under all the heavy blankets. Thank God we were all […]
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When more than 5,000 frozen vaccine doses faced expiration after a brutal winter storm cut power, a hospital faced a dilemma of how they could organize people to receive the shots. With a ticking clock, and hazardous driving conditions due to the snow, Houston Methodist Hospital had to find a […]
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19-year-old Shalhevet graduate Gabbi Stein has earned the rank of Eagle Scout by the Scouts BSA (formerly known as Boy Scouts of America) program. Soil conservation, robotics and pioneering were the badges she achieved on her way to becoming the first Orthodox Jewish girl to earn the honor. She earned […]
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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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Nick Cannon Calls for Atonement and Unity Between Black & Jewish Communities Cannon has been expanding his initial apology into atonement by his education and actions, which include reading books like Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, attending a Shabbat dinner, and potentially building Black and Jewish […]
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Potentially Virus-proof Israelis Deployed to COVID Wards to Relieve Loneliness A Jerusalem hospital has been sending recovered COVID-19 sufferers into virus wards in order to relieve patients’ loneliness. It is unknown whether people who recover from coronavirus can be reinfected, and if not, how long their protection lasts, but Hadassah […]
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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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