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Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, 21-year-old Parsons student Ella Emhoff worked with Orthodox Jewish designer Batsheva Hay to create a dress worthy of wearing when attending her stepmother’s inauguration. The designer collaborated closely with Emhoff, an aspiring designer herself, to create a dress that was worthy of wearing to the […]
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Normally Hush-Hush NSA Opens Doors of New Cyber Directorate The NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, a newly minted organization that began operations this month to protect the U.S. against emerging cyber threats. “This is a little bit of a different approach for us from the traditional No Such Agency approach,” said Anne […]
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This Sangiovese is Delicious, $13 — and Kosher for Passover Passover is April 19-27 this year, so it’s time to look at some kosher wines. As I noted last year, the quality of these wines appears to be getting better. It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Modest Fashion Influencers “When people […]
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Orthodox Community Confronts Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment within a community is a difficult topic no matter the context, but within religious communities it’s a topic that isn’t commonly discussed. Dr. Linda Freedman, a psychotherapist, spoke at New Toco Shul on Feb. 14, 2018 with the hopes of shedding light on […]
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Jacob Benezra Has a Unique Story to Tell as an African American, Jewish Basketball Player When he arrives at the bench, the hoodie comes off to reveal that his head is covered by a bright blue yarmulke with an engraved orange basketball. At that point, something even rarer is divulged […]
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New York’s Hot New Trend? Prairie Dresses Inspired by Orthodox Judaism There was one event during New York Fashion Week that felt not just more old-fashioned, but positively pre-Raphaelite. Held in a diner in Tribeca, it showcased new pieces by Batsheva Hay, the New York fashion designer whose ankle-length, Orthodox […]
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Are Ultra-Orthodox Headscarves Trending For Fall 2018? With the high holidays soon approaching, high fashion has been on our minds and in our shopping carts. We’ve seen the maxi skirt and the turtleneck make a comeback, but never have we seen the head covering trend thrown into this chic modest […]
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Hot-Ticket Comedian Ashley Blaker to Perform Four Shows in Israel in March Ultra-Orthodox comedian Ashley Blaker is in high demand. But he’s made sure to slip four shows across Israel next month into his busy schedule. Those are after a show at London’s Soho Theatre, before recording a new BBC […]
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Mayim Bialik and I have shared a special friendship and study partnership over the last many years and have collaborated on several projects at JITC, but it was super fun to sit down with her recently (28 min video interview below) to discuss something amazing she created – her new book […]
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London Council Builds Housing With Religion-Friendly Features A London council is to build housing with religiously-compliant features designed to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, in what is thought to be a first for a local authority. Hackney council’s development, Tower Court in Stamford Hill, north-east London, will include lifts […]
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