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An initiative for Yom Hazikaron has brought secular and religious Jews together in Israel, as Haredi Jews signed up to read Tehillim for fallen Israeli soldiers. With increased tension between the populations due to COVID-19, this timely partnership has helped many Israelis make sense of this difficult time. The “For […]
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When a scion from a famous family of Yiddish scholars came on board to help Duolingo with its first Yiddish course, she realized that the academic version with which she grew up was not the same language used by 500,000 speakers worldwide today. That led to a collaboration with Hasidic […]
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With their research into a trash dump that is over 800-years-old, English Archaeologists have discovered evidence that Jews in the medieval era strictly adhered to kosher laws. Biomolecular archaeologist Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol was blown away by the discovery of a massive amount of chicken and goose […]
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American-Israeli Judith Colp Rubin has had ups and down with accepting her 21-year-old son’s decision to become a baal teshuva seven years ago. In the wake of her husband’s illness and death, her son began to find meaning, purpose and community in Judaism. While she has come to terms with […]
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Former NCAA Final Four MVP and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire has relocated to Brooklyn to help coach the Nets, but that’s not stopping him from having a traditional Pesach at home with his children. Between a rigorous schedule of Gemara study, prayer and attending player practices and games, Stoudemire’s days […]
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Switch-hitter Elie Kligman from Las Vegas is a teen all-star, destined perhaps for college greatness before the major leagues. While his being strictly shomer Shabbat could possibly make those aspirations non-starters, his faith and commitment to his observance is an honorable inspiration. Even in the face of a possible multi-million […]
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David Baddiel’s book, Jews Don’t Count, sets up the argument that Jews are never given the same consideration as other minorities or ethnicities. But secular Jews don’t acknowledge that the majority of this prejudice is towards Orthodox Jews, who experience more attacks, both verbal and physical, than any other Jews. […]
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Alexi Minko’s bar, the Alibi Lounge, is the first black and gay-owned business in Harlem, for which he has had to make creative and painful choices to keep afloat during the pandemic. To renew his lease, he must now come up with $15,000 by the end of the month. Minko’s […]
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Alexi Minko’s bar, the Alibi Lounge, is the first black and gay-owned business in Harlem, for which he has had to make creative and painful choices to keep afloat during the pandemic. To renew his lease, he must now come up with $15,000 by the end of the month. Minko’s […]
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A study just published in the Journal of Religion and Health shows that maintaining a religiously based or faith-based lifestyle provides protection against stress-related weight gain. Because following one’s faith necessitates self-regulation and self-control, religious individuals may be more inclined to control what one eats, including limiting snacking, even in […]
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