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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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A couple weeks ago Chanale Fellig approached us explaining that a Tiktoker called Emma’s World had made a viral and very historically inaccurate video claiming libelous things about Jews and our ties to the land of Israel. She wanted to know if we were interested in setting the record straight. […]
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Dear JITC- Israel is being accused of being genocidal murderers and war criminals. Are there sources that show that Jews love life and value universal humanity? Thank you, Ari Dear Ari- Thanks for your question. I don’t think it’s that Jews love life per se, I think it’s that God […]
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I just realized that if you want to be a passable Jew, you better de-Jewify. If you want to be a Jew that is not hated, you better not be too Jewish. I’ve known for quite some time that the media and much of the secular world has little tolerance […]
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Antisemitism is predicted in the Talmud and is a by product of Jews being in exile. This means that in every generation, Jews must be shapeshifter into the enemy du jour. The group committed to ending hate hates colonizers, so that’s what Jews must become. This 17 minute video explains […]
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Earlier this week, actor, proud Jew, and occasional snowman (Olaf from Frozen) Josh Gad tweeted: “It never stops breaking my heart how easily antisemitism comes to so many. And how difficult it seemingly is for people to speak out against it. I will stand up against bigotry of all kind […]
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