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The most common question I get at our weekly community Shabbos meals is, “You must have spent all week cooking for this!” I always explain that in fact, I only cook on Friday mornings because I don’t like to spend my entire week cooking. To make this possible, I’ve adopted […]
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A surprise extended stay in Washington DC due to President Biden attending to the crisis in Afghanistan led to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s team scrambling to make accommodations for his Shabbos observance in the U.S. Capital. He, along with the large contingent of security, staff and journalists with whom he […]
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A new kind of phone call has been coming in to General Electric’s technical support: those of people who have inadvertently and unknowingly activated their oven’s Sabbath Mode. This handy feature, designed to help observant Jews keep religious laws, might be confusing to users of other faiths when they encounter […]
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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hired by former President Donald Trump to represent him at his impeachment trial, had requested, been granted, and then rescinded his request for an exemption due to his Shabbos observance.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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