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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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Karlie Kloss: “Only Now Do I Have The Confidence To Stand Tall & Know The Power Of My Voice” Shabbat, the day of rest that requires completely disconnecting from the digital world from sunset each Friday until nightfall on Saturday, has been a ritual Kloss has specifically embraced. “I think […]
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Daniel Hazan is the youngest sports agent to ever sign a player into the NBA, and he’s done it while being an Orthodox Jew. As seen in our video about former Knicks player, Chris Smith, Hazan’s religious life has nothing but a positive impact on the people around him. The […]
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On the surface, the game of football and the Jewish religion have nothing to do with each other, but to former NFL running back and Orthodox Jew, Yosef Murray, one could not exist without the other. Having converted to Judaism, Yosef is now making an impact off the field, but […]
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On the surface, the game of football and the Jewish religion have nothing to do with each other, but to former NFL running back and Orthodox Jew, Yosef Murray, one could not exist without the other. Having converted to Judaism, Yosef is now making an impact off the field, but […]
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Meet the Freshman Class of the Maryland General Assembly The freshman class of Maryland’s General Assembly includes the legislature’s largest group of female lawmakers to ever serve in the state house, including Dalya Attar (D-Baltimore City): She is a Baltimore prosecutor and an Orthodox Jew. Haredi Woman Running in Labor […]
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As Sex Ceases to Sell, Modesty Has Its Fashion Moment The style is as old as Adam and Eve, but it’s newly cool. Runways this year were full of more-covered-up options far removed from stereotypically dowdy looks. Valentino SpA and the Row have led the way with luxurious fabrics and […]
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In the 1940’s, Vered Ben Sa’adon’s Dutch grandmothers grew up close to one another in terms of distance, yet were living worlds apart. As teenagers, one hid from the Nazis while the other aided them. Like Anne Frank, her paternal grandmother, Liesje de Vries, not only hid from Nazis as a […]
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Battling Addiction in Orthodox Jewish Community Means Breaking Through Silence Talking about substance abuse and addiction in the Orthodox Jewish world is a difficult endeavor that Rabbi Zvi Gluck is well acquainted with. He grew up in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn and said that, “any insular community […]
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