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Beloved comedic actor, iconic talk show guest and host Charles Grodin passed away this week in Connecticut. Raised in Pittsburgh in an Orthodox Jewish family, Grodin became famous for memorable roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, The Great Muppet Caper, Heaven Can Wait, Beethoven and many more. Grodin also […]
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After news site Al Jazeera reported on the tragedy in Meron, 30,000 people commented on Twitter within the first six hours of the news being tweeted. Unfortunately, more than a third of the comments were either making fun of what happened or praising the fact that Jews had died. Investigative […]
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On Your Mark with Allison Josephs Too many people never saw Torah’s beauty. Allison Josephs helps them discover it. Allison Josephs launched Jew in the City and its initiative, Project Makom, an outreach organization that works to reverse negative associations of frum Jews. The Unlikely Journey of a 16-Year-Old Baseball […]
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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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Nick Cannon Calls for Atonement and Unity Between Black & Jewish Communities Cannon has been expanding his initial apology into atonement by his education and actions, which include reading books like Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, attending a Shabbat dinner, and potentially building Black and Jewish […]
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Potentially Virus-proof Israelis Deployed to COVID Wards to Relieve Loneliness A Jerusalem hospital has been sending recovered COVID-19 sufferers into virus wards in order to relieve patients’ loneliness. It is unknown whether people who recover from coronavirus can be reinfected, and if not, how long their protection lasts, but Hadassah […]
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Respect My Faith so I Can Compete at the Olympics – Bracha Deutsch Pleads for Shot at Tokyo Shabbat is a day of rest: no technology, no distractions and absolutely no running. “I’m 100 percent committed to it. It’s amazing, we totally disconnect for family time – super powerful, restorative, […]
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Meet Gabi Grossbard, An Orthodox Jew Running For Congress Gabi Grossbard, a former car salesman, IDF veteran and Orthodox Jew, is running for Congress in the 9th District in the Aug. 4 Republican primary for the chance to face Rep. Andy Levin this fall. The 9th District includes Huntington Woods, […]
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From the Start, There Were Ground Rules Before their wedding, Modern Orthodox Jews Shanee Markovitz and Nathaniel Kay celebrated the signing of a religious prenuptial agreement. “I’m very interested in the law and in social justice, so it hit all the right spots for me,” Ms. Markovitz said. She later […]
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Couple Arrested After Attacking Hasidic Men in Social-Distancing Spat An anti-Semitic Queens couple apparently enraged by a lack of social distancing attacked a group of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, bizarrely even pulling the masks off some of the victims’ faces, police said. A married couple were arrested on a charge […]
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