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Dear Jew in the City- Jacob Steinmetz and Elie Kligman both just made history as the first Orthodox Jewish players to be drafted to the MLB. Steinmetz plays baseball on Shabbos but Kligman doesn’t. How can both be considered “Shabbos observant” with this difference? Thank you, JL Dear JL- The […]
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Meet Joyce Azria, former Creative Director of BCBGeneration. From fashion royalty to Orthodox Judaism, hear one woman’s story of how a journey to observance brought her empowerment and meaning and she balances Jewish rituals with her fashion career. The post My Orthodox Life: A Live Interview With BCBGeneration’s Joyce Azria […]
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Jacob Steinmetz, a 17 year old from the Woodmere, New York made history today as the first Orthodox Jew ever drafted to Major League Baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Steinmetz with the 77th overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft. At 6-foot-6 and 224 pounds, the pitcher throws a 97 miles […]
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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hired by former President Donald Trump to represent him at his impeachment trial, had requested, been granted, and then rescinded his request for an exemption due to his Shabbos observance.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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“I started work in January of 2015. Within a couple weeks, we had four blizzards in a four week period. We got over 100″ of snow and actually it never went above freezing so it didn’t melt. We had a huge crisis. The transit system stopped working. None of the […]
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“I started work in January of 2015. Within a couple weeks, we had four blizzards in a four week period. We got over 100″ of snow and actually it never went above freezing so it didn’t melt. We had a huge crisis. The transit system stopped working. None of the […]
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Marvin Schick, Advocate for the Orthodox Community, Dies at 85 Marvin Schick, a pioneering advocate for the rights of Orthodox Jews to maintain their religious practices in the places they worked, died on April 23 at his home in Brooklyn. He grew up in an America where Orthodox Jews often […]
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Jewish Teen Ping Pong Ace Can’t Go to Olympic Trials on Sabbath An Orthodox Jewish teen from Long Island made it all the way to the Olympic trials for ping pong — and now she likely can’t compete because it falls during the Sabbath. Nationally ranked Estee Ackerman, 18, is […]
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American Dream: Meadowlands Megamall Nears Finish Line Though the Munchies food hall (a partnership with the popular food website) was still mostly a shell, it too will be big: 38,000 square feet, with 18 yet-to-be-named vendors. If you have the wherewithal, you won’t go hungry at American Dream, which promises […]
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Jewish Teens Don’t Regret Saving Man With Swastika Tattoo A group of Jewish teens rushed to help save a man they later learned had a swastika tattoo. Their actions show the power of doing the right thing. The Skin Gap Is Added to Wikipedia This definition, popularized by Jew in […]
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