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While most Hasidic rabbis give Jewish advice as opposed to business advice and lecture in yeshivas and as opposed to Silicon Valley, Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg is not your average Hasidic rabbi. Born-and-bred in Brooklyn, Ginzberg went to Bobov schools, but does not identify exclusively with one sect, “I’m connected with […]
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Haredim in Tech: 50 Shades of Black A student who has been described as “off the charts bright” graduates from one of Israel’s major academic institutions specializing in hi-tech. After graduation, as a part of a highly selective training, they reach the final round of a national cyber security contest […]
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I Am Your Orthodox Neighbor And I Want Your Understanding I am your (Orthodox) Jewish neighbor and I bleed just like anyone else. Which is why I write this plea for understanding and not to silence or intimidate or label anyone. Jerusalem Meets Athens in New Jersey Graduates of Heichal […]
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Rains Unearth Rare Bar Kochba-era Coin Hailing ‘Freedom of Israel’ An Israeli tour guide stumbled across a rare 1,900-year-old coin from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt unearthed by recent rains, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said Monday. Tour guide Maayan Shalom was walking near the Givat Gad […]
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What if you were genetically screened before you and your spouse got pregnant, but then gave birth to a child with a severe illness that could have been prevented? You might despair and lose hope, but if you were Randy Gold, an Orthodox Jew from Atlanta, you’d vow to make […]
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Moshe Friedman may come from 42 generations of rabbis, but at 30 years old (after becoming a rabbi first, of course!) this seventh generation Israeli knew he had to forge another path. “My great-grandfather was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, the founder of the Eidah Haredit…But when […]
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Watch How White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkah Party This week’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama lit the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, featured festive food out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this […]
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  Chabad Rabbis in Africa Find Spiritual Fulfillment and Crime These atypical Chabad shluchim are transforming Africa with kosher food, mikvah, Jewish communal life and Shabbos observance. What started out as a mission to help the Israelis who moved there to aid Africans has become much more. The Ultra-Orthodox Jews […]
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