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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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Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski was 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, at a time when it […]
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Tu B’Shvat is an all year long celebration when you’re working farmland, as Hasidic Jew Yisroel Bass does at the Yiddish Farm in Upstate New York. The farm was founded in order to “expand the role of the Yiddish language, serve as a bridge between Yiddish speakers of various backgrounds, […]
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We see Hasidic women in Hollywood all the time, but far too often they are negative and over the top fictional portrayals. Many real-life Hasidic women, especially in more insular sects like Satmar, have no idea what Hollywood is. But then there are women like Bylu Wertheimer. Wertheimer first attended and then taught […]
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Coronavirus has taken a toll the world over, from death, to illness, to economic upheaval, to job loss, to mental health challenges. There is almost no one who has not felt its negative effects. In a time when everyone is desperate for good news, some Satmar Hasidim in Blooming Grove, […]
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Zaidy didn’t talk much of the war but we knew that what he went through was horrid. As a child, he would look at me and cry. He cried easily. When he prayed for the sick, when he said the blessing of Shecheyianu, and when he would bless us on […]
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How the Pittsburgh Shooting Inspired Me to Put On a Kippah You can’t hide what they hate about you — so I won’t either. Rather, I will joyously celebrate life and my Jewish identity, and I will fight for a world free of bigotry, regardless of who is attacked. And […]
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You’ve heard of The Three Tenors, but have you heard of The Three Cantors? Yanky Lemmer, one of the three, was born and bred in Borough Park as a Belzer Hasid. After yeshiva, Lemmer went to Israel and was paired with a kollel student to learn for an hour a day. […]
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The Israeli Tech Guru Who Helps Start-ups Without Asking Anything in Return Hillel Fuld is a “macher,” which is Yiddish for “a man who arranges, fixes and makes connections,” and therefore knows almost everyone in Israeli hi-tech. Fuld is an axle, among many others, in the Israeli wheel known as […]
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Seal From First Temple Period Found at Kotel Supports Biblical Accounts A rare, well-preserved piece of clay dating to the First Temple period with the Hebrew inscription “governor of the city” was recently discovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem. “This shows […]
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