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Judge Ruchie Freier has made incredible efforts to help Orthodox Jewish women in Brooklyn to train and work as EMTs, and her volunteer ambulance service Ezras Nashim has created a new perception of women’s professional role in the community. For decades, volunteer ambulance group Hatzalah has led the efforts to […]
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A Hasidic Jew and a pastor walk into an ambulance. This is not the set up of a joke – this what life for Pastor William Richard Harrel Junior, of blessed memory, looked like for decades before he succumbed to Coronavirus several weeks ago. It was around 35 years ago […]
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In a Time of Social Isolation, How the Coronavirus Pandemic Brought One Big Family Together The Leons had been living quietly in West Rogers Park with two of their four daughters at home — Yael, studies business at a local college, and Raina is a nurse at Northwestern Memorial. Daughter […]
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A Luxury Seafood Chef Turns Kosher – In The Heart Of Tel Aviv When the chef, who is known for his alchemy with seafood realized that he could make people happy working within their dietary limits, he had a change of heart. “This is what I want to do as […]
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Their Mission: Prepare 1,500 Kosher Meals, Send to Antarctica It seemed like a dream job for a young Montreal caterer: provide all the meals for what was billed as the first organized kosher Antarctica cruise. When the American tour operator contacted Shua Lurie of L’Orchidée Traiteur, a kosher catering company […]
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Canada’s First Female Hasidic Politician May Be Bound for Parliament Mindy Pollak, 29, is negotiating unchartered territory for someone of her background. To her knowledge, no other Hasidic woman outside Israel has ever entered the political arena as she has. Re-elected last November for her second term as a councilor […]
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  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher […]
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  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher […]
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