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Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star Unlike most of the residents of Kiryas Joel, who belong to the Satmar sect of Orthodox Judaism, Dr. Zelenko is part of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which has made him something of an outsider. Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, quickly […]
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Conspiracy Theory That Jews Created Virus Spreads on Social Media, ADL Says As coronavirus pandemic has impacted across the world, white nationalists have found a familiar bogeyman to blame online. But some of them also see an opportunity. “Meet a Jew” Pop-up Combats Two Epidemics: Coronavirus and Anti-Semitism In recent […]
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A Chabad Couple in New Jersey Built an Immersive Village for Kids With Autism A new 11,000-square-foot shopping center here is home to 15 storefronts, including a bank, pet shop and clothing store. There’s a health center with a dentist and doctor’s office and a ShopRite supermarket. The shopping center, […]
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How to Be Frum at Queens College You grew up in modern Orthodox Teaneck. You went to one of the half dozen modern Orthodox elementary schools nearby, then to a yeshiva high school, and then to a gap year at an Israeli yeshiva. Now you’re on campus. Finally, Manhattan Gets […]
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We are thrilled to announce that the 6th Orthodox Jewish All Stars Awards will be on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center) New York, NY. A kiddush Hashem this big deserves a space so extraordinary! We can’t wait to see you there. Meet this year’s and […]
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Daniel Hazan is the youngest sports agent to ever sign a player into the NBA, and he’s done it while being an Orthodox Jew. As seen in our video about former Knicks player, Chris Smith, Hazan’s religious life has nothing but a positive impact on the people around him. The […]
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Rains Unearth Rare Bar Kochba-era Coin Hailing ‘Freedom of Israel’ An Israeli tour guide stumbled across a rare 1,900-year-old coin from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt unearthed by recent rains, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said Monday. Tour guide Maayan Shalom was walking near the Givat Gad […]
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I was raised in an extreme religious environment that stressed fear and punishment over of love and joy. Anti-Semitism was taught as a rebuke from a vengeful God. And it’s followed me everywhere. Because of this negative messaging, my relationship with Judaism was fraught from a young age. By early […]
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You’ve heard of The Three Tenors, but have you heard of The Three Cantors? Yanky Lemmer, one of the three, was born and bred in Borough Park as a Belzer Hasid. After yeshiva, Lemmer went to Israel and was paired with a kollel student to learn for an hour a day. […]
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This Jewish Comedian Has a Lot to Kvetch About Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke, minus the Trump remarks. That’s Ashley Blaker, the Orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian who, in his cultured, aggrieved British way, looks and sounds amazingly like the host of “Last Week Tonight.” He’s a graduate of both […]
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