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What image comes to mind when you think about Orthodox Jews during the Coronavirus crisis? Shoshana Bernstein of Monsey, New York is changing that perception to one of Kiddush Hashem, providing meals and snacks to emergency room nurses on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. But Bernstein isn’t […]
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Jewish Teens Don’t Regret Saving Man With Swastika Tattoo A group of Jewish teens rushed to help save a man they later learned had a swastika tattoo. Their actions show the power of doing the right thing. The Skin Gap Is Added to Wikipedia This definition, popularized by Jew in […]
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The Story Behind Iceland’s Only Rabbi Estimates of Iceland’s Jewish population range from zero to a couple hundred. Officially and legally, the government of Iceland doesn’t recognize Judaism as a religion. Rabbi Avi Feldman, a tall, lanky 27-year-old with a tawny beard who hails from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has made […]
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Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Parties Embrace Technology and Emerge Stronger The ultra-Orthodox parties made efforts during the campaign to appeal to younger Jews. United Torah Judaism created a Facebook page; Shas did the same with a Telegram account. Octogenarian and nonagenarian sages helped, traveling around the country by minibus and helicopter to […]
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A Boxing Promoter’s Trickiest Move Is Observing the Sabbath Dmitriy Salita, a 37-year-old former welterweight, is the rare Orthodox Jew in big-time boxing and, as such, he observes the Sabbath. From sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, he adheres to the faith’s prohibitions on phones, television or internet, and perhaps most […]
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Amid a Measles Outbreak, an Ultra-Orthodox Nurse Fights Vaccination Fears in Her Community Blima Marcus is an oncology nurse and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, where the incidence of measles has risen sharply since last fall, as it has in similar enclaves in the New […]
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