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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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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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While some people might think that Orthodox Jewish girls are all proper and demure, 13 year Yakira “Kira” Hoffer, would better be described as exuberant and daring. This past fall Rachel Goldzal created quite a buzz by winning Chopped Junior. This Saturday night, Kira Hoffer will be the latest religious Jewish teen […]
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As a Modern Orthodox Jewish girl growing up in Borough Park, Brooklyn, I never imagined I would get the chance to represent this tiny population of misunderstood Jews to the world. I was lucky enough to gain this platform on a German reality TV show called “At 18” – a […]
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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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Orthodox Scientist Develops “MonitHer” To Detect Breast Cancer at Home A handheld ultrasound is being developed so that women can monitor their own breasts at home, allowing for a speedier detection of breast cancer. The brains behind the product, Orthodox Jew Yehudit Abrams, is a former biomedical scientist at NASA, […]
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How a Multiracial Orthodox Rabbi is Using His Background to Create a Unique Community in Brooklyn Growing up in the Orthodox community of Monsey, New York, as the son of an African-American mother who converted to Judaism and a white Ashkenazi father who became religious later in life, Isaiah Rothstein […]
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As we hear more about women in STEM in the secular world, so too, parts of the Orthodox world are putting more of a focus on this in recent years. For Estie Rose, genetics is the perfect place for her to combine her interest in medicine with her compassion for […]
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As we hear more about women in STEM in the secular world, so too, parts of the Orthodox world are putting more of a focus on this in recent years. For Estie Rose, genetics is the perfect place for her to combine her interest in medicine with her compassion for […]
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Today, history was made, as the first Orthodox Jew qualified for the Olympics! Growing up Modern Orthodox outside of Boston, AJ Edelman always loved sports but never thought he would be going to the Olympics. He played hockey and refused a scholarship that would take him away from his yeshiva […]
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