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Triple Crown Champs Racing Manager is Backing a New Horse The family is Orthodox Jewish — which means their Sabbath conflicts with Saturdays, when races are held. As a result, the Zayats can’t drive to and from the track (nor can they communicate via phone). Instead, they typically stay in […]
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Meet Ariel Smith, The Newest Ex-Knick Jewish Convert You can call him Ariel Smith now. Chris Smith, the former Knicks point guard and J.R. Smith’s younger brother, is making a basketball comeback and is set to debut next week in the Israeli League for Ironi Nahariya after recently converting to […]
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In this inspiring speech, Ruchie Freier proves that you never have to sacrifice who you are to become who you want to be. Director of Photography – Elie Gabor www.eliecreative.com
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Meet the Honorable Ruchie Freier, the first Hasidic woman to be elected to public in the United States and the first Hasidic female judge. From her uphill battle to found Ezras Nashim, the first all-female EMT volunteer ambulance corps, to making challah every week despite working full-time while she was […]
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Though he may be the only hasid in the world to boast bleached-blond peyos, singing at the White House and appearing in a Pepsi commercial, Lipa Schmeltzer  (also known as “The Jewish Elvis,” and “The Lady Gaga of Hasidic Music”) had a rather typical hasidic upbringing in terms of religion. Emotionally, […]
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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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Pulitzer Prize winning musician Julia Wolfe, Ford Motor Company VP and Treasurer, Neil Schloss, and former Chief Executive of Reuters, Andrew Rashbass, are among 10 individuals who have been named the 5th Annual Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Judaism to the world through […]
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A Brooklyn Trailblazer Becomes America’s First Female Hasidic Judge Ruchie Frier made her way through law school and an impressive legal career while raising a traditional family. Now she will decide cases for New York City as she cherishes the support of her family and community. Meet Seven Orthodox Comics […]
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How the Burkini Debate Boosted Sales of Modest Swimwear in Israel The Burkini Ban was the Modest Wear story of the summer…but not many people know that because of it, Arab women are buying suits from Israelis and strengthening the ties between them. Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize […]
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