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We David Rosenbaum, a modern Orthodox Jewish man from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey was fired from Unilever in 2019 when he told his boss, Frank Alfano, that he planned to take days off for the Jewish holidays in 2019, according to a lawsuit he filed on Thursday. His boss told […]
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The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is called z’man simchaseinu, (the time of our happiness), and as millions of Jews around the world have been rejoicing this week with festive meals, prayers, concerts, and family outings, some antisemites tried to dampen the mood. On Wednesday night, a modern Orthodox shul in […]
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Were you raised with secure attachment? If you’re like 40% of Americans, the answer, sadly, is no. Secure attachment was a term I was vaguely familiar with, but have recently learned about through my work in Makom – the Jew in the City branch which helps disenfranchised charedi Jews find their place […]
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Modern Orthodox Jew Dena Abergel has struggled with balancing dance with her observance from the time she was a student at the School of American Ballet. From staying with a family in Manhattan over the weekends instead of her home in New Jersey, to timidly requesting three days off for […]
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Cleveland-born physician Ira Mosen recently made aliyah with his family and is proud to serve patients from any background, but it is his new job as an acclaimed debut author with a breakout novel about Israel that truly breaks down barriers. His book, First Among Nations, puts an ultra-Orthodox Jew, […]
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Hi JITC- Can I cover my sukkah if it rains? I heard there is something called schlach? Thanks, Aidel Dear Aidel- Thanks for your question. You’ve created a portmanteau of two words. Schach is a mass noun (i.e., a thing whose discrete components are not counted); the roof of your […]
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Rabbi Avraham Bekhor of Chabad of Randolph, NJ inspired his congregation to do more mitzvos, but his speech to them about it a few months ago made only a part of the impact. It took him almost dying a few hours after giving the speech for them to take it […]
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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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People have so many questions about Orthodox Jews. If you want proof, just ask Google and see how many searches come up. So who has the best answers to these questions? Orthodox Jews, of course. BuzzFeed asked Orthodox Jews Serach, Tiki, and Yoni to answer some of the most commonly […]
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This Monday, despite almost no news coverage, Cameron Cole entered a pediatrician’s office in the heavily Orthodox Jewish Teaneck, New Jersey holding a hammer, with blood dripping from his body. He began asking patients which ones were Jewish. A patient and her mother threw bleach at him to stop him […]
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