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We David Rosenbaum, a modern Orthodox Jewish man from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey was fired from Unilever in 2019 when he told his boss, Frank Alfano, that he planned to take days off for the Jewish holidays in 2019, according to a lawsuit he filed on Thursday. His boss told […]
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The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is called z’man simchaseinu, (the time of our happiness), and as millions of Jews around the world have been rejoicing this week with festive meals, prayers, concerts, and family outings, some antisemites tried to dampen the mood. On Wednesday night, a modern Orthodox shul in […]
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Modern Orthodox Jew Dena Abergel has struggled with balancing dance with her observance from the time she was a student at the School of American Ballet. From staying with a family in Manhattan over the weekends instead of her home in New Jersey, to timidly requesting three days off for […]
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Cleveland-born physician Ira Mosen recently made aliyah with his family and is proud to serve patients from any background, but it is his new job as an acclaimed debut author with a breakout novel about Israel that truly breaks down barriers. His book, First Among Nations, puts an ultra-Orthodox Jew, […]
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Rabbi Avraham Bekhor of Chabad of Randolph, NJ inspired his congregation to do more mitzvos, but his speech to them about it a few months ago made only a part of the impact. It took him almost dying a few hours after giving the speech for them to take it […]
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People have so many questions about Orthodox Jews. If you want proof, just ask Google and see how many searches come up. So who has the best answers to these questions? Orthodox Jews, of course. BuzzFeed asked Orthodox Jews Serach, Tiki, and Yoni to answer some of the most commonly […]
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This Monday, despite almost no news coverage, Cameron Cole entered a pediatrician’s office in the heavily Orthodox Jewish Teaneck, New Jersey holding a hammer, with blood dripping from his body. He began asking patients which ones were Jewish. A patient and her mother threw bleach at him to stop him […]
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This Monday, despite almost no news coverage, Cameron Cole entered a pediatrician’s office in the heavily Orthodox Jewish Teaneck, New Jersey holding a hammer, with blood dripping from his body. He began asking patients which ones were Jewish. A patient and her mother locked themselves in the bathroom, holding onto […]
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Convicted murderer Jermaine Dixon was shot in the head as he was getting into his car in Queens last week, but the black, masked hitman who executed the crime was dressed as a Hasidic Jew. The shooter was decked in a rekel, the traditional black frock coat worn by Hasidic […]
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Originally conceived as a pop-up store, Rabbi Chezky Rosenfeld’s Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, kosher market is now permanently offering free kosher food to all who need it, with no questions asked. The 33-year-old Yeshiva Schools administrator conceived of the idea for the store and helped bring the notion to a reality. […]
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