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Cleveland-born physician Ira Mosen recently made aliyah with his family and is proud to serve patients from any background, but it is his new job as an acclaimed debut author with a breakout novel about Israel that truly breaks down barriers. His book, First Among Nations, puts an ultra-Orthodox Jew, […]
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A surprise extended stay in Washington DC due to President Biden attending to the crisis in Afghanistan led to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s team scrambling to make accommodations for his Shabbos observance in the U.S. Capital. He, along with the large contingent of security, staff and journalists with whom he […]
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Nissim Black, the former gangsta rapper who is now an Orthodox Jewish father of six in Beit Shemesh, Israel, returned to New York last week to headline concerts in Passaic, NJ and at the Israeli Consulate in New York. Along his journey, he has taken rap music and imbued it […]
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Dear Jew in the City- When it comes to supporting Israel, I see some Jews that seem to be throwing us under the bus right now. On the one hand we are supposed to focus on Jewish unity and on the other, four-fifths didn’t make it out of Egypt. At […]
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Dear Jew in the City- When it comes to supporting Israel or speaking out against antisemitism, I see some Jews who seem to be throwing us under the bus. On the one hand we are supposed to focus on Jewish unity, and on the other, four-fifths of the Jewish nation […]
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When President Joe Biden learned that Chief of Staff to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was mother to twelve, he bowed to her. Now, Ravitz balances a role in politics with the traditional scope of women’s roles in her community. While she hopes to be one of the first Haredi women […]
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Maritza Rodríguez was a Colombian telenovela star, until she became Sarah Mintz, left her career and made aliyah with her Orthodox Jewish family. After converting from Catholicism to become a religious Jew, she got married to Emmy Award-winning television producer Joshua Mintz, had twin sons and moved to Miami before […]
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As Israel’s fitness trend has taken off across the country, religious women there are enjoying a “Revolution” in their new approach to health, in the words of Baguf Bari (In a Healthy Body)’s women’s running program founder Miri Forst. Once seen as taboo, the physical and mental health benefits of […]
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Nissim Black, the Orthodox Jewish rapper who has made a new life for himself and found new musical inspiration in Israel was interviewed by Sheinelle Jones on The Today Show this week. Raised in a non-Jewish household, Black started rapping as a teen and eventually found Orthodox Judaism as not […]
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This week Israel has inaugurated a new prime minister, kippah-wearing, New Jersey-raised Naftali Bennett, whose identity as a Benjamin Netanyahu ally and right-wing settlement advocate is a relief to many Jews. At 49-years-old, Bennett is the first Orthodox Jewish prime minister that Israel has ever had (though Peres became observant […]
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