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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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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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Zev Fisher: Young, Hasidic, and Entrepreneur Zev Fisher is different than any other young, single guy living in the Hasidic community in Montreal. Sure, like all his friends his age he likes to have a good time and hang out. But unlike his friends, this 21-year-old man has a business […]
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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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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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Opioid Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, according to the federal government. Nationwide, more than 33,000 people died from causes related to heroin and prescription pain pills in […]
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Israeli-developed ALS Treatment Reversing Motor Decline Breakthrough Current treatments are able to slow ALS’ progression but fail to maintain or restore motor movement. Now, multiple clinical trials conducted by an Israeli firm, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, show a first-ever reversal in expected decline for patients, likely to transform how we treat […]
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24 Hours Offline Every Week Has Made a World of Difference for My Health, Sanity, and Happiness Setting aside time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with people can reap extraordinary benefits — not the least of which is renewed focus on your business. In fact, you’ll know you’ve got […]
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Facebook Founder Shares Photos of Family Shabbat Evening Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared photos Friday on the social media site of Shabbat evening in his home, including one of a cup that has been in his family for nearly a century. “For Shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup […]
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