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The table used by the heroic Hasid Joseph Gluck last Chanukah, to stop a horrific stabbing attack that wounded five and killed one, was remade into a dreidel-shaped menorah stand to commemorate the miracle of many more lives being saved. Gluck, who was presented with the New York State Senate […]
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We see Hasidic women in Hollywood all the time, but far too often they are negative and over the top fictional portrayals. Many real-life Hasidic women, especially in more insular sects like Satmar, have no idea what Hollywood is. But then there are women like Bylu Wertheimer. Wertheimer first attended and then taught […]
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Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews Are Scapegoats in the Coronavirus Crisis. The ‘Othering’ Goes Back Decades. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say the coronavirus has led to increased hatred toward their community. While community leaders have gone above and beyond to spread social distancing messaging, all […]
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How a Nurse Who Gives Last Rites Spends His Sundays Yaakov Shereshevsky has been saying the Viduy, a Jewish prayer, for terminal Covid patients, since rabbis are not allowed in hospital rooms. Shereshevsky, 34, who is an Orthodox Jew, lives in Georgetown, Brooklyn, with his wife Leah, 33, an occupational […]
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Thousands of Orthodox Jewish New Yorkers Donate Plasma to Fight Coronavirus Thousands of Orthodox Jewish New Yorkers who have recovered from the coronavirus are now stepping up to donate potentially life-saving blood plasma to help fight the illness, according to a new report. More than half of donors to Mount […]
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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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While most people associate Orthodox Jewish men with black hats and suits, for Taekwondo Master, Rich Marinelli, it is his belt which is black. He holds a 6th Dan black belt in Taekwondo, after training with world legends over the last 40 years. How did a nice secular Jewish boy […]
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Fastest Woman in Israel is Religious US-Born Mother of Five The fastest Israeli woman to run the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon did so wearing a skirt and a head covering and with her family cheering from the sidelines. Beatie Deutsch, a religious immigrant from the United States who lives in Jerusalem, […]
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