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While almost 117,000 people have died from COVID in the United Kingdom, its Haredi community has been especially hard-hit, with 64% of its population testing positive in contrast to England’s 16%. Therefore community leaders created a pop-up vaccination site to coincide with motzaei Shabbos, so that as evening services ended, […]
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Whether featuring classically sugar-dusted red jelly, artisan passionfruit glaze or maple-glaze with bacon, this year’s roundup of some of the world’s most interesting doughnuts is sure to get you in the mood for Chanukah celebrations. Whether you’re in the Tri-State Area, Miami, Toronto, London, Israel or LA, this list of […]
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Understanding the Dress Codes of Orthodox Jewish Women and Their Diverse Interpretations One of the most talked-about aspects of the show Unorthodox is the clothing, which shapes lead character Esty’s story from beginning to end. The show’s costume designer Justine Seymour spent hours on meticulous research, including a week-long stint […]
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Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews Are Scapegoats in the Coronavirus Crisis. The ‘Othering’ Goes Back Decades. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say the coronavirus has led to increased hatred toward their community. While community leaders have gone above and beyond to spread social distancing messaging, all […]
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The Granddaughter of a Cambodian Princess Had a Bat Mitzvah Members of the Cambodian royal family gathered last month at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for a celebration. It was a bat mitzvah party of the granddaughter of one of the princesses. Elior Koroghli, is the great-granddaughter […]
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The CTO of OpenTable Has 55,000 Restaurants On His App — But He Only Eats at 30 of Them As the CTO of OpenTable, Essas oversees an app for people to reserve and review over 55,000 restaurants — but as an Orthodox Jew who only eats certified kosher food, he […]
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The CTO of OpenTable Has 55,000 Restaurants On His App — But He Only Eats at 30 of Them As the CTO of OpenTable, Essas oversees an app for people to reserve and review over 55,000 restaurants — but as an Orthodox Jew who only eats certified kosher food, he […]
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This Portuguese Jewish Community Couldn’t Afford a Rabbi. Now It Made a $1 Million Movie Coming to Amazon. A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money to hire a rabbi or even fix the roof of its synagogue. Today, this Orthodox congregation of 400 people […]
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An Orthodox Jew is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament Seat. He’ll Need a Miracle. As an observant Jew, Yosef David was taught to believe in miracles. That’s a good thing since David, a social worker from London, is going to need one to succeed in his new mission: unseating Jeremy […]
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Why Leytonstone and Wanstead Rabbi Brackman Walks Nine Miles Each Shabbat Every Shabbat, Rabbi Zalmy Brackman makes a nine-mile round trip on foot from his Stamford Hill home to take the morning service at Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue, having responded to an SOS from the small East London congregation. Desperate […]
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