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I have every right to hate Jewish men, Jewish faith, Jewish Rabbis and Jewish laws.   In fact, every single Jew has that right. Because we were born with something called Bechira (choice). Everyone has the freedom to make choices to live their life with good and evil and shades of […]
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“I live in New York,” I said to myself. “It’s the easiest place in the world to keep kosher besides some cities in Israel.” Though I was just a high school student, and most of my family was not religious, I took it upon myself to keep kosher. Being Jewish […]
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The game Mendel’s Quest, affectionately known as “Angry Jew” might seem like a semitic stereotype at first. Players can embody a small Hasidic man as he runs around a shtetl, trying to save seforim (holy books) from angry cossacks while shouting bad names in Yiddish. But the fact that it […]
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Orthodox Jewish All Star Batel Gatterer is the first Orthodox Jew to qualify for and compete in the Olympics. Now, she is not only a role model to young Orthodox Jewish athletes, she helps coach the current Israeli Tae Kwon Do team, whose 19-year-old Abishag Semberg just won the bronze […]
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Orthodox Jewish All Star Bat-El Gatterer is the first Orthodox Jew to qualify for and compete in the Olympics. (See her All Star award acceptance video here and her video interview here.) Now, she is not only a role model to young Orthodox Jewish athletes, she helps coach the current Israeli Tae […]
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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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When President Joe Biden learned that Chief of Staff to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was mother to twelve, he bowed to her. Now, Ravitz balances a role in politics with the traditional scope of women’s roles in her community. While she hopes to be one of the first Haredi women […]
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Jackie Mason was the first comedian I ever saw live. This was a huge deal for me, mostly because my family didn’t do things. While I was no older than 14 at the time, nearly 20 years later, I still remember a bunch of the jokes he did, like Jews […]
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“My Unorthodox Life” is a story about someone unhappy in her relationships framed as a story about an extreme form of Judaism that Julia Haart never actually lived. To see how to answer the Jewish issues raised in the series, see this article here. To get an understanding of 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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