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Two Religious Women Take World Thai Boxing Titles Both 18 and religious Jews, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham won gold medals in international competition in Thailand. Both girls take kosher food along when traveling to meets, and consulted with a rabbi about how to handle bouts on the Sabbath. Esther […]
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Dear Jew in the City, I did not grow up Orthodox, but became religious because of Jew in the City seeing how special the frum community and Torah observance is. My parents weren’t too happy, but I knew I was doing the right thing. Then I started going to a […]
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Tamir Goodman was dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” in 1999 by Sports Illustrated as a high school basketball player. Ranked among the top 25 drafted high school athletes in the year he graduated, he averaged 35.4 points per game while remaining Shomer Shabbos. He was named MVP of the prestigious Capital […]
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Sit in judgment of others, as our sages teach “Don’t judge another man until you have stood in his place.” (Ethics of the Fathers) When they do that judging in public, as the Talmud says, “He who publicly shames his neighbor is as though he shed blood.” When they commit […]
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Two simple stories. Two small acts of kindness performed by Orthodox Jews that wouldn’t be newsworthy if we didn’t bother to tell them. The first story happened earlier this week when a man was collecting charity for the wedding fund of a poor bride. The man was going from door to […]
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If a person relied only on recent headlines to judge the Satmar community as a whole – which I’d venture to say that most people do – they’d have a pretty negative view of it. And that’s because those who do daily acts of kindness and possess refined character traits are […]
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