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Alexandra Friedman is not a typical Monsey Hasidic mother of ten children, but she is one of a few who can now be proud to be called “Doctor.” With children ranging between 8-months-old and 21-years-old, she and her husband have collaborated on how to support her in her journey to […]
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The first-ever Hasidic fine art Gallery opened this week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the Condor Hotel. Exclusively exhibiting works by talented Hasidic artists, the themes range from Jewish History and Hasidic culture to the sublime wonders of the natural world. The first of its kind in New York, the gallery […]
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Last week, I answered a question about the difference between Chasidim and Orthodox Jews. Around the same time as I received that question, I was forwarded an email with a lot of questions on that very topic. I had hoped to consolidate both emails into a single Q&A but it […]
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Dear Jew in the City- What’s the difference between Hasidic vs. Orthodox Jews? What about the Jews on Shtisel vs. Hasidic Jews? Thanks, Michael Dear Michael- Thanks for your question. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I haven’t seen (and have no plans to see) Shtisel, so I can’t address […]
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Michal Oshman, a TikTok executive from Israel who now lives in London, just wrote a book which shows the ways in which Judaism allowed her to find her true purpose. As TikTok Europe’s head of company culture, diversity and inclusion, she brings expertise from team development at Facebook and three […]
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David Baddiel’s book, Jews Don’t Count, sets up the argument that Jews are never given the same consideration as other minorities or ethnicities. But secular Jews don’t acknowledge that the majority of this prejudice is towards Orthodox Jews, who experience more attacks, both verbal and physical, than any other Jews. […]
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19-year-old Yanky Hill flew back to Jerusalem this week after spending time in Ukraine and then New York with friends. As a singer who is making his own way, despite the family footsteps of his brother Singer Ari Hill and his grandfather, actor Steven Hill, he recently released a song […]
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NBC-TV pulls episode of `Nurses’ after charges it presented inflammatory portrayal of Hasidic Jews; Allison Josephs, director of Jew in the City website that first protested the program, explains to Calev Ben-David why she found it so objectionable, on The Rundown on i24NEWS.  And B’nai Brith Canada gets Entertainment One, […]
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Moshe Grunfeld is not your typical Hasidic Jew, having built his once-creative outlet into a full-time career in the realm of special effects and theatrical makeup design and photography. He grew up in Borough Park, Brooklyn as a Skverer Hasid, then became close to the Munkatcher Rav in yeshiva and […]
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Jew in the City mourns the passing of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, a Hasidic rabbi, psychiatrist and mental health and substance abuse expert who authored over sixty books and made a lasting impact on the wider world. He was one of the first born-and-bred Hasidic Jews to attend medical school, […]
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