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President Trump

While politics often elicits strong feelings, on this President’s Day, we hope to elicit only strong feelings of pride as we present you with a list of Orthodox Jews who U.S. presidents (or presidential candidates), on both sides of the aisle, have been appointing to high-level positions for the last […]
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While politics often elicits strong feelings, on this President’s Day, we hope to elicit only strong feelings of pride as we present you with a list of Orthodox Jews who U.S. presidents (or presidential candidates), on both sides of the aisle, have been appointing to high-level positions for the last […]
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Instead of debating the merits (or lack there of) of the Senate Impeachment trial yesterday, most of Twitter was abuzz with a far more important topic: why President Trump’s Orthodox Jewish lawyer, David Schoen, put his hand on his head every time he drank water. No one knows the exact […]
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David Schoen, one of the lawyers hired by former President Donald Trump to represent him at his impeachment trial, had requested, been granted, and then rescinded his request for an exemption due to his Shabbos observance. Due to both the U.S. Congress and Trump’s team desiring a speedy trial, a […]
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When he watches news unfold from Washington DC,  Rabbi Abraham Unger keeps one hand on the US Constitution; the other on his Talmud. “Both are focused on equality, justice and building community,” he says. No one knows that better than Rabbi Unger who holds the novel distinction of being both […]
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Lakewood Orthodox Leaders to Trump: Rethink Charlottesville Rabbi Aaron Kotler speaks out against Trump’s lack of reaction to Charlottesville. Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, and Weisberg are members of Lakewood’s Vaad, or Jewish council, which represents a large amount of the Orthodox Jewish community in public policy issues. The […]
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How This Film About Modern Orthodox Women Turned Into a Surprise Hit The film “The Women’s Balcony” has no fancy camerawork, no huge twist, no laugh-out-loud moments, no sex and no violence (although there is some yelling — it is, after all, a movie about Israelis). Yet the movie is […]
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  The Grape Juice Wars of Passover Orthodox Jews bless and drink a cup of wine three times on the Sabbath and four times at each of the two Seders for Passover. The almost 150-year-old American titan of grape juice: Welch’s, whose name is practically a synonym for grape juice, […]
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An Interview With The First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office In The U.S. Attorney and Hasidic community activist (and Orthodox Jewish All Star!) Rachel Freier won a contested primary for a civil court judgeship in Brooklyn’s 5th Judicial District and took her seat on the bench this week as […]
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