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While media representation and public opinion of mikvah has been sullied over the years (check out our mikvah video), Naomi Rosenbach, a PhD student at Hofstra, got to thinking about how Jewish women are experiencing the mikvah in real life and what factors might impact their experience. She decided the only way […]
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While mikvahs are used by Jewish women all the time for the observance of Family Purity, they are also the special place where a non-Jew can complete their conversions, as Rus did in the megillah we read every Shavuos. Communities all over the world have built their mikvahs even before […]
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Jewish Actress Mila Kunis Says Shabbat Dinners Are Important for Her Family Jewish actress Mila Kunis talked during a recent podcast interview about Judaism’s role in her life with her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, and their two children. The couple now celebrates Shabbat every week with candlelighting and a Friday […]
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Meet New York’s Hasidic Jewish Bagpipe Player Not every bagpipe-playing altar boy considering joining the priesthood grows up to be a Hasidic Jew — but Ian Sherman did. Ian, known today in many circles by his Hebrew name Ephraim Eliyahu, was born to a Scottish Catholic mother and an Eastern […]
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  Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens […]
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How many Jews, in the history of the world, have put on tefillin every day while simultaneously wearing a Super Bowl ring? As far as we know, the answer is exactly 1 and his name is Alan Veingrad, the only NFL player to become an Orthodox Jew. At the time […]
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