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Haredi Women

With the goal of driving up empowerment and self-worth for girls and women, Hawaii-born Rachel Factor has created a Jerusalem-based program for dance. The former Rockette and Broadway performer has spoken at seminaries and colleges around the world about her journey to Judaism. After making aliyah to Israel, Factor began […]
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NYPD Stepping Up Presence in Brooklyn After a Series of Possible Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes This Week The New York Police Department will increase its presence in several Brooklyn neighborhoods after at least eight possible anti-Semitic incidents this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Friday morning. More police will be seen […]
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While Hasidic Jews might enjoy some alcohol with their rebbe at a Friday night tish, said alcohol would never have been produced by a female descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbinic dynasty. Until now. Gitty Halberstam isn’t what you picture when a Hasidic woman or bootlegger comes to mind. But […]
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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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How a Devout Muslim is Keeping the Only Kosher Restaurant in the Hamptons Alive When the Beach Bakery and Grand Cafe went up for sale last year, locals were worried they’d lose the only kosher restaurant in the Hamptons. But the eatery found its savior: Rashid Sulehri, a devout Muslim, […]
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Herman Wouk, Legendary Author Who Brought Judaism Into the Mainstream, Dies at 103 Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday. He was the author of two dozen novels and works of nonfiction, […]
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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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