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After a ten-month battle with COVID-19, Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, has died at 39. The father of six and husband to musician and therapist Sarah Dukes inspired thousands of people to pray, learn Torah and do mitzvos in his merit over the course of his illness, which was mostly spent […]
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Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, 21-year-old Parsons student Ella Emhoff worked with Orthodox Jewish designer Batsheva Hay to create a dress worthy of wearing when attending her stepmother’s inauguration. The designer collaborated closely with Emhoff, an aspiring designer herself, to create a dress that was worthy of wearing to the […]
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Just days after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi. Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, 83, has tested positive for Covid-19. Because there is a delay in showing a positive result in testing, it is thought that the Rav may have contracted it from his […]
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The antisemitic sweatshirt seen in photos of a rioter at the U.S. Capitol last week has been traced to a website with a New York City address. Thousands of people have since called for the site to be shut down for its sale of “Camp Auschwitz” hoodies in a city […]
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19-year-old Shalhevet graduate Gabbi Stein has earned the rank of Eagle Scout by the Scouts BSA (formerly known as Boy Scouts of America) program. Soil conservation, robotics and pioneering were the badges she achieved on her way to becoming the first Orthodox Jewish girl to earn the honor. She earned […]
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The French food courier service Deliveroo is under fire after at least one of their delivery men refused to bring food from two kosher restaurants in Strasbourg, France. The current French Covid-19 lockdown cites that restaurants may only serve take away meals delivered by couriers. Both incidents were reported to […]
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A flight from Newark, New Jersey to Tel Aviv was delayed on Saturday night when a couple was removed from the plane following their discriminatory remarks towards Orthodox Jews onboard. The couple was yelling that the Haredi Jews onboard were “spreading the disease [Coronavirus].” Flight attendants were alerted and the […]
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Jew in the City’s Orthodox Jewish All Star and former board member Chani (Anne) Neuberger has served at the NSA for more than a decade and has been the head of its Cybersecurity Directorate since 2019. Yesterday, Neuberger was named Deputy National Security Adviser for Cybersecurity on the National Security Council […]
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Brooklyn’s Izzy’s Smokehouse might be one of the only barbecue joints serving kosher meats, but it doesn’t stop chef and owner Sruli “Izzy” Eidelman from consistently garnering praise. Their pulled beef tacos, sandwiches and fries bring hungry meat-lovers from all over, and their brisket and smoked fried chicken sandwiches consistently […]
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As we previously covered, Gershon Distenfeld participated in the World Poker Tournament this week and came in eighth place in the final game. Distenfeld donated his entire prize, an impressive $125,885, to charity. While it is common practice for the top poker players worldwide to donate some of their winnings, […]
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