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The Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn received an apology for the highly questionable remarks made by Susan Lerner, who heads the government watchdog organization Common Cause New York. She was interviewed last month about topics related to a candidate’s position on yeshiva education when she caused offense with her labeling comments. […]
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A New York ice cream parlor that is famous for its creativity has been kosher for decades, but not every kosher-keeper could enjoy it. With Jewish inspired flavors like lox, halva, haroset, herring, Ferrero Rocher babka and others stuffed with pizza, birthday cake and other sweets, Max and Mina’s was […]
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Kosher Hotels and Authoritarianism: Israelis See Attraction in Easy UAE Travel, But Some Have Concerns Chevy Fleischman travels from Israel with a friend each year to celebrate their birthdays together. The Orthodox mother of five has been to Morocco and Peru, and now is hoping to visit a country that’s […]
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Shabbat-Observant Youth Soccer Club Forms in Honor of Miami Teen’s Death Sholem Benchimol was a talented soccer player with aspirations of one day becoming a professional, but he usually couldn’t play due to Shabbat. Sholem’s career was cut short in April when the 17-year-old, known for wearing his kippah on […]
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Coronavirus has taken a toll the world over, from death, to illness, to economic upheaval, to job loss, to mental health challenges. There is almost no one who has not felt its negative effects. In a time when everyone is desperate for good news, some Satmar Hasidim in Blooming Grove, […]
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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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Shevi Rosner is doing what thousands of front-line health care workers in the U.S. are doing today, risking her life to save others. But she is also making a huge Kiddush Hashem as her work through the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association has seen her efforts fundraise and procure masks and […]
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Shevi Rosner is like thousands of other front-line health care workers around the world, who are risking their lives each day to save others during the Coronavirus pandemic. As an observant Jew, she also has the opportunity to make a huge Kiddush Hashem through the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association, where […]
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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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