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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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Jersey City Mayor: Gunmen Wanted to Target Next Door Yeshiva With 50 Kids Inside “It’s very, very clear that the perpetrator first doesn’t go directly to the deli, he goes toward the door adjacent to it, the building and the doors adjacent to it are the yeshiva…he brought a pipe […]
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Jerusalem Students Design New Medical Technology For Infants at Hackathon A group of students at the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) won a prize for designing a wireless oxygen saturation monitor for infants as part of the second annual women’s hackathon at the college’s Machon Tal campus last week. The […]
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Book World’s Hot New Fantasy Author is an Orthodox Jew With a Magical Shtetl Orthodox Jewish author Rena Rossner initially set her debut novel, “The Sisters of the Winter Wood,” in a random forest town in 19th century French Christendom. It was her third outing as an author — her […]
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Orthodox Family Speaks Out About Opioid Abuse in the Religious Community The opiate epidemic raging across the country has seeped into nearly every community, and the Orthodox population is not immune. Community leaders say the drug problem is growing. Applications to kosher drug rehab are soaring, Narcan is being carried […]
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Young Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Increasingly Prioritizing Career, Education Over Marriage, Family According to figures obtained by Haaretz from the upcoming statistical report on ultra-Orthodox society for 2017 (published jointly by the Israel Democracy Institute and the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies), the Haredi community has undergone a dramatic shift in […]
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Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Ultra-Orthodox Community Tahel, the crisis center for religious women and children, is reaching out to one of the most insulated communities in Israel by tackling sexual abuse among the ultra-Orthodox. Monday was the first day of the group’s three-day conference titled, “Creating Safe Communities; Creating […]
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Maccabeats’ Sounds of Silence Cover Turns Classic Into Call to Unplug The Times of Israel’s New Jersey newspaper partner was proud to share our new video. The call the Maccabeats’ Collaboration with ‘Jew in the City’ [a] masterpiece.” Maccabeats’ ‘Sound of Silence’ A-Capella Cover Is Actually Amazing  The song and […]
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Why Secular-to-Orthodox Memoirs Matter – Julie Sugar, a baalat teshuva and writer, details some ideas about the prevalence and popularity of OTD memoirs like Unorthodox and why memoirs about becoming Orthodox are much more rare Orthodox Woman Says Gym Threatened to Arrest Her for Working Out in a Skirt – Yosefa Jalal’s gym […]
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Why Secular-to-Orthodox Memoirs Matter – Julie Sugar, a baalat teshuva and writer, details some ideas about the prevalence and popularity of OTD memoirs like Unorthodox and why memoirs about becoming Orthodox are much more rare Orthodox Woman Says Gym Threatened to Arrest Her for Working Out in a Skirt – Yosefa Jalal’s gym […]
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