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The game Mendel’s Quest, affectionately known as “Angry Jew” might seem like a semitic stereotype at first. Players can embody a small Hasidic man as he runs around a shtetl, trying to save seforim (holy books) from angry cossacks while shouting bad names in Yiddish. But the fact that it […]
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When President Joe Biden learned that Chief of Staff to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was mother to twelve, he bowed to her. Now, Ravitz balances a role in politics with the traditional scope of women’s roles in her community. While she hopes to be one of the first Haredi women […]
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The hotly contested reality television series My Unorthodox Life debuted this week on Netflix and has inspired a cadre of criticism, backlash and responses that aim to educate its subject, formerly Orthodox Julia Haart, Netflix, viewers and the media at large that this is not a monolithic view of religious […]
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The hotly contested reality television series My Unorthodox Life debuted las week on Netflix and has inspired a cadre of criticism, backlash and responses that aim to educate its subject, formerly Orthodox Julia Haart, Netflix, viewers and the media at large that this is not a monolithic view of religious […]
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Following yesterday’s news that HAFTR graduate Jacob Steinmetz became the first Orthodox Jew drafted to Major League Baseball (and the Arizona Diamondbacks), today Elie Kligman has become the second Orthodox Jew to earn the honor. Las Vegas’ power hitter and star pitcher Kligman, who recently switched to the position of […]
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Maritza Rodríguez was a Colombian telenovela star, until she became Sarah Mintz, left her career and made aliyah with her Orthodox Jewish family. After converting from Catholicism to become a religious Jew, she got married to Emmy Award-winning television producer Joshua Mintz, had twin sons and moved to Miami before […]
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The first kosher ecohotel in Europe has opened in Kent, southwest of London. Combining Jewish traditions with environmental awareness, the Sadeh Farmhouse advertises itself as a family-friendly retreat in the style of a kibbutz with a quaint, English countryside twist. Housed in a 17th century manor, a recent refurbishment saw […]
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As Israel’s fitness trend has taken off across the country, religious women there are enjoying a “Revolution” in their new approach to health, in the words of Baguf Bari (In a Healthy Body)’s women’s running program founder Miri Forst. Once seen as taboo, the physical and mental health benefits of […]
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As a record number of anti-Semitic incidents have been reported in the U.K., British Jews are reacting with understandably high levels of fear. Following the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in May, anti-Semitic attacks saw a worldwide increase, though in the United Kingdom, remarkably so. A Rabbi in Essex was struck over the […]
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Jori Epstein isn’t a typical sports reporter covering the NFL: She’s an Orthodox Jewish woman. The 26-year-old Dallas resident covers the Dallas Cowboys for USA Today. She has just written a book inspired by a congregant at her shul, a Holocaust survivor, to acclaim. The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust […]
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