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Meet Joyce Azria, former Creative Director of BCBGeneration. From fashion royalty to Orthodox Judaism, hear one woman’s story of how a journey to observance brought her empowerment and meaning and she balances Jewish rituals with her fashion career. The post My Orthodox Life: A Live Interview With BCBGeneration’s Joyce Azria […]
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Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, 21-year-old Parsons student Ella Emhoff worked with Orthodox Jewish designer Batsheva Hay to create a dress worthy of wearing when attending her stepmother’s inauguration. The designer collaborated closely with Emhoff, an aspiring designer herself, to create a dress that was worthy of wearing to the […]
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From the Start, There Were Ground Rules Before their wedding, Modern Orthodox Jews Shanee Markovitz and Nathaniel Kay celebrated the signing of a religious prenuptial agreement. “I’m very interested in the law and in social justice, so it hit all the right spots for me,” Ms. Markovitz said. She later […]
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Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews Are Scapegoats in the Coronavirus Crisis. The ‘Othering’ Goes Back Decades. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say the coronavirus has led to increased hatred toward their community. While community leaders have gone above and beyond to spread social distancing messaging, all […]
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The CTO of OpenTable Has 55,000 Restaurants On His App — But He Only Eats at 30 of Them As the CTO of OpenTable, Essas oversees an app for people to reserve and review over 55,000 restaurants — but as an Orthodox Jew who only eats certified kosher food, he […]
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The CTO of OpenTable Has 55,000 Restaurants On His App — But He Only Eats at 30 of Them As the CTO of OpenTable, Essas oversees an app for people to reserve and review over 55,000 restaurants — but as an Orthodox Jew who only eats certified kosher food, he […]
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Orthodox Jews Sick of Being ‘Photographed Like Animals’ by Tourists Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents are fed up with tourists who swarm their insular neighborhoods by the busload — all to gawk at their clothing and customs. “People snap pictures of you like you’re on some sort of display — like […]
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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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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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Are Ultra-Orthodox Headscarves Trending For Fall 2018? With the high holidays soon approaching, high fashion has been on our minds and in our shopping carts. We’ve seen the maxi skirt and the turtleneck make a comeback, but never have we seen the head covering trend thrown into this chic modest […]
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