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It’s a yeshiva break like no other. With the second wave of Covid now affecting most communities in full-force, many people are facing quarantine or lockdown during a time that they would usually be traveling with their families. If you all are (hopefully!) healthy and the local quarantine mandates in […]
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Kosher Hotels and Authoritarianism: Israelis See Attraction in Easy UAE Travel, But Some Have Concerns Chevy Fleischman travels from Israel with a friend each year to celebrate their birthdays together. The Orthodox mother of five has been to Morocco and Peru, and now is hoping to visit a country that’s […]
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On Your Mark with Allison Josephs Too many people never saw Torah’s beauty. Allison Josephs helps them discover it. Allison Josephs launched Jew in the City and its initiative, Project Makom, an outreach organization that works to reverse negative associations of frum Jews. The Unlikely Journey of a 16-Year-Old Baseball […]
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Orthodox Jews March in Brooklyn to Honor George Floyd Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community registered its outrage over the police-custody death of George Floyd, shouting “no justice, no peace” and holding “Black Lives Matter” signs. More than 200 demonstrators marched peacefully, blending calls for justice with the Torah teachings. Yeshivat Noam […]
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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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This Portuguese Jewish Community Couldn’t Afford a Rabbi. Now It Made a $1 Million Movie Coming to Amazon. A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money to hire a rabbi or even fix the roof of its synagogue. Today, this Orthodox congregation of 400 people […]
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Man Shot Outside Synagogue Near North Miami Beach The man was outside the Young Israel of Greater Miami on Northeast 171st Street in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Witnesses told police officers the shooter was in a moving black car. A volunteer of Hatzolah, a nonprofit emergency medical service organization that services […]
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How a Devout Muslim is Keeping the Only Kosher Restaurant in the Hamptons Alive When the Beach Bakery and Grand Cafe went up for sale last year, locals were worried they’d lose the only kosher restaurant in the Hamptons. But the eatery found its savior: Rashid Sulehri, a devout Muslim, […]
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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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The Story Behind Iceland’s Only Rabbi Estimates of Iceland’s Jewish population range from zero to a couple hundred. Officially and legally, the government of Iceland doesn’t recognize Judaism as a religion. Rabbi Avi Feldman, a tall, lanky 27-year-old with a tawny beard who hails from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has made […]
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