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Now that the public has seen some (or all) of Netflix’s new series, My Unorthodox Life, the people who know Julia Haart (Talia Hendler) are coming out of the woodwork to clarify that this show is almost more fiction than it is true. This family, while in the blackhat world, was […]
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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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As Israel’s fitness trend has taken off across the country, religious women there are enjoying a “Revolution” in their new approach to health, in the words of Baguf Bari (In a Healthy Body)’s women’s running program founder Miri Forst. Once seen as taboo, the physical and mental health benefits of […]
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Seven high school football coaches have been fired after it was caught on surveillance video that they forced a kosher-keeping player to eat a pepperoni pizza as punishment for missing a training session. The school board voted unanimously to oust the coaches, and none of them will be able to […]
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Avigail and Rosie Harrison are both soccer standouts on their youth travel teams. And not just because they’re among the better players on the field. What sets them apart is “wearing skirts and not playing on Shabbos or any of the holidays,” says Rosie, age 11, “It’s a big kiddush […]
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Your eyes did not deceive you, the latest contestant on American Ninja Warrior is an Orthodox Jewish woman! Not only that, but she is a crusader for women’s fitness of body, mind and spirit. Liba Yoffe is the founder of Spirit Fit Life, a program that helps women to live […]
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Although he could have gone to many Division I schools, current Yeshiva University student Ryan Turell chose YU’s basketball program after graduating from LA’s Valley Torah High School because it met his religious needs. (He turned down a scholarship to West Point due to mandatory Shabbos training.) Having brought YU […]
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The Division III Yeshiva University Maccabees might not play on Shabbos, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming the hottest squad in college hoops, having won 35 consecutive games despite Covid. In the three top divisions of NCAA sports, no team has a current winning streak as long as they […]
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With 62 million people having viewed the Queen’s Gambit now on Netflix, the long-beloved and admired game is back in the spotlight. From its origins in 5th century India and its spread to the Middle East, to modern-day yeshiva chess clubs around the world, Orthodox Jews have long-loved the strategy-based […]
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For the past eight days, Jews around the world have been publicizing the Chanukah miracle. But when it comes to getting the world excited about the Maccabees, no one does that better than Akiva Poppers. “It’s the ultimate underdog story,” proclaims Poppers. But Poppers isn’t just talking about the ancient […]
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