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Orthodox Jews in Entertainment

When Covid brought his video business to a standstill last spring, Orthodox Jewish cinematographer Elie Gabor tapped into his inner-Yosef (Joseph). As in, “The Yosef,” the one we’re currently reading about in the weekly parsha. “All of a sudden, all my shoots started dropping like flies,” Elie recalls. For the […]
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What’s your 2020 theme song? That was the talk on social media this week after Spotify released its annual year-in-review, called Spotify Unwrapped, telling each listener the one song he or she played more than any other. I didn’t need Spotify’s help.  My most-played song is the same song as […]
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What’s your 2020 theme song? That was the talk on social media this week after Spotify released its annual year-in-review, called Spotify Unwrapped, reminding each listener the one song he or she played more than any other. I didn’t need Spotify’s help.  My most-played song is the same song as […]
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Times Bares Its Anti-Hasidic Bias in Covering COVID-Era Weddings When is the religion of wedding guests worth reporting in the era of COVID-19? For the New York Times, only if it is Hasidic Jews getting married. How a South Florida Kosher Baker Became a Dairy Queen on Food Network Show […]
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“We have so much more in common as human beings, than we are different from each other… Once you see that, through the power of music especially, you can bring people together and set an example. This was one of my goals. [To] encourage being Frum and encourage sticking to […]
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“I got an opportunity to [sing the Star-Spangled Banner at MLB] baseball games [through] Universal, and coming into such a place where you see tens of thousands of people, being who I am, the way I look, to just go onto the field and singing, there’s a moment there where […]
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“I got an opportunity to [sing the Star-Spangled Banner at MLB] baseball games [through] Universal, and coming into such a place where you see tens of thousands of people, being who I am, the way I look, to just go onto the field and singing, there’s a moment there where […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when growing up.  Although, once they reach their adolescent years, they are then suddenly told to be mature and realistic. This is the kind of thinking that Shosh Pasarel-Berkowitz has gone beyond while paving her career path as a female, Orthodox animator. Berkowitz, […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when they grow up. Then, once they reach their adolescent years, suddenly they are told to be realistic. Shosh Berkowitz,  found a way to combine her childhood dreams with a practical plan, to becoming an animator. Berkowitz, originally from Indiana, came to New […]
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