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Rare Combo: Religious Jew Takes Jazz Music Scene by Storm Israeli saxophonist and jazz singer Daniel Zamir was born to secular parents in Petah Tikva, but while studying at a prestigious New York university, he found a connection to the Jewish faith and returned to Israel as a reborn Jew, […]
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Since 2004, obstacle-course racing (OCR) has exploded in popularity with an estimated 7 million participants in 30 countries pushing human limits as they carry rocks, climb under barbed wire, throw spears, and do burpees on courses up to 30 miles long! It’s the perfect setting for a nice Orthodox Jewish […]
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In the 1940’s, Vered Ben Sa’adon’s Dutch grandmothers grew up close to one another in terms of distance, yet were living worlds apart. As teenagers, one hid from the Nazis while the other aided them. Like Anne Frank, her paternal grandmother, Liesje de Vries, not only hid from Nazis as a […]
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World’s Oldest Man, Holocaust Survivor Yisrael Kristal, Dies One Month Shy of His 114th Birthday Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor who was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the world’s oldest man and one of the ten oldest men who ever lived, passed away today in […]
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Today is my grandmother’s 96th birthday! Here is what she taught me: Up until last month I viewed my grandmother (Savta) as super-human. I was well aware that she survived horrific and unimaginable horrors during the Holocaust and that she suffered unthinkable pain in the concentration camps. And I also […]
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There’s a new dance craze that’s been sweeping the hip hop community this summer, called #YodelChallenge. Reminiscent of the “Whip Nae Nae” song, #YodelChallenge has racked up hundreds of thousands of views across YouTube with numerous copycat versions. The writer and singer of the “The Yodel,” the song behind this […]
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Two Religious Women Take World Thai Boxing Titles Both 18 and religious Jews, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham won gold medals in international competition in Thailand. Both girls take kosher food along when traveling to meets, and consulted with a rabbi about how to handle bouts on the Sabbath. Esther […]
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