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Dear JITC- What prophecies are we supposed to be seeing during the times of Moshiach that we may be seeing right now? Thanks, MM Dear MM- Thanks for your question, though I don’t love it and you’re probably not going to love my answer. The reason I don’t love your […]
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Dear Jew in the City- What’s the difference between Hasidic vs. Orthodox Jews? What about the Jews on Shtisel vs. Hasidic Jews? Thanks, Michael Dear Michael- Thanks for your question. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I haven’t seen (and have no plans to see) Shtisel, so I can’t address […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Are there Torah sources that encourage the idea of having a clean home? Thank you, Hailey Dear Hailey- I love this question, so I’d like to cast the net a little wider. Namely, I’d like to address personal hygiene, laundry and then clean homes. For […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Is there religious significance if someone dies on Rosh Hashana or Erev Rosh Hashana? -Josh Dear Josh- Thanks for your question, which I assume was motivated by Justice Ginsburg’s passing. A lot of people online are saying that it’s a sign of righteousness. The rationale […]
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Dear JITC- What is the Torah perspective on wearing a mask and social distancing? Thanks, Cory Dear Cory- That you should do it. Sincerely, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Educational Correspondent Follow Ask Rabbi Jack on YouTube Editor’s Note: While Rabbi Abramowitz asked that we publish his response immediately and verbatim, and […]
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Joe Teplow, co-founder of the non-profit Good Today wants to make giving a daily habit for the world over. He came up with this idea as a student in Yeshiva University and started building out the concept from his dorm room. From the software they developed for Good Today, Teplow […]
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How a Nurse Who Gives Last Rites Spends His Sundays Yaakov Shereshevsky has been saying the Viduy, a Jewish prayer, for terminal Covid patients, since rabbis are not allowed in hospital rooms. Shereshevsky, 34, who is an Orthodox Jew, lives in Georgetown, Brooklyn, with his wife Leah, 33, an occupational […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Can we ever sin in order to do good? On one hand, I know you can’t do an aveirah to do a mitzvah, but on the other, I heard that Queen Esther committed a sin for the good of the Jewish people. Which one is […]
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2019 was a banner year for Jew in the City, as our content reached more eyes than ever and impacted over 100,000 people across our social media channels. Our website is where it all began, and each year, we look back at the best content we brought to you, ranking […]
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Former Italian Synagogue Sees 1st Jewish Wedding in Centuries Rabbi Umberto Piperno, the former Chief Rabbi of Naples, officiated at the Orthodox Jewish wedding of the couple. Both bride and groom have traced their lineage to anusim – people who had had to conceal their Judaism or practice secretly amid […]
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