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Netflix’s ‘Shtisel’ Is Binge-Worthy TV on a Strict Form of Judaism What makes the Israeli series “Shtisel,” such groundbreaking television is that the characters are the black-hatted, side-curled men and bewigged women of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, a group that is known in Hebrew by the umbrella term Haredim and includes Hasidim. […]
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Orthodox Community Confronts Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment within a community is a difficult topic no matter the context, but within religious communities it’s a topic that isn’t commonly discussed. Dr. Linda Freedman, a psychotherapist, spoke at New Toco Shul on Feb. 14, 2018 with the hopes of shedding light on […]
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Rachel Creeger: Comedian With a Perfect Job This summer, Rachel Creeger will be packing her bags, saying goodbye to her family, and heading to Edinburgh to perform her much-celebrated show, It’s No Job For a Nice Jewish Girl. She is the only Orthodox Jewish comedian on the UK Comedy Circuit. […]
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“Almost every first meeting, with people that don’t know me, I get the feeling that they are skeptical, but after 5 minutes I know that they are fully with me and the Haredi subject dissolves.”
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“Avital has a lot of faith. She always says, ‘Even if we go down, Hashem will give me something to go for.’ So it makes her very optimistic because she believes.” With thanks to Kamatech.
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Moshe Friedman may come from 42 generations of rabbis, but at 30 years old (after becoming a rabbi first, of course!) this seventh generation Israeli knew he had to forge another path. “My great-grandfather was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, the founder of the Eidah Haredit…But when […]
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Baruch Hashem: Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the first time in his career. Boston, Massachusetts native AJ Edelman is Israel’s first-ever […]
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  Fleishik’s Raises the Question — Is a Deli a Deli If it Doesn’t Serve Rye Bread? Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh and Whiskey opened this week in LA to utter madness, with lines of people eager for kosher sandwiches forming out the door. It’s so crazy that the owners are actually […]
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Art by Fabrice Sapolsky   Sarah Hofstetter: The Orthodox Marketing CEO With a Heart of Gold Sarah Hofstetter balances being CEO of a top ad agency with clients like Coca Cola with being an observant wife and mother. She combines her love of chesed with her know-how by providing fundraising […]
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