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Former Italian Synagogue Sees 1st Jewish Wedding in Centuries Rabbi Umberto Piperno, the former Chief Rabbi of Naples, officiated at the Orthodox Jewish wedding of the couple. Both bride and groom have traced their lineage to anusim – people who had had to conceal their Judaism or practice secretly amid […]
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How An Italian Earthquake in 1570 Created The First Modern Orthodox Jew Azariah de’ Rossi was an entirely unremarkable Italian Jew in his late 50s when the earth shook beneath his feet in the great Ferrara earthquake of November 1570. Narrowly escaping the collapse of his home that Shabbat night, […]
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24 Hours Offline Every Week Has Made a World of Difference for My Health, Sanity, and Happiness Setting aside time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with people can reap extraordinary benefits — not the least of which is renewed focus on your business. In fact, you’ll know you’ve got […]
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Here’s Why I Disconnect for 25 Hours Each Week The CEO of Quantum Media Group explores why he doesn’t tweet, respond to emails or do business from Sundown on Friday night. Shabbat is the time he reconnects with what is truly important in his life. After 500 Years, An Italian […]
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  Wearing Skirts Over Pants Helps Me Straddle Two Worlds Orthodox young women, many of whom traditionally wear only skirts outside the house as an expression of modesty, increasingly wear pants under those skirts. This gateway between the world of skirts and the world of pants — clothing items that, […]
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Houston’s Top Chefs Cook Kosher Next Monday Top chefs from across Houston will join in to cook a five-course meal as part of the Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza, an annual benefit dinner for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Houston branch. It’s one thing to eat an all-kosher dinner prepared by some […]
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500 Years After Being Wiped Out, Sicilian Jewish Life is Reborn A vibrant community was expelled from Sicily under the Spanish Inquisition in 1493. Residents are rediscovering their hidden roots today thanks to the dedication of a new shul and an increasing number of resources. Stunning Court Decision Approves Passover […]
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Kids Kicking Cancer Orthodox Jewish All Star Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg is kicking his way to the headlines through his incredible charity. By empowering thousands of children with martial arts therapy, he eases the pain of having lost his own child while helping others.   Georgia Welcomes Evacuees With Open Arms […]
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