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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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Now that the public has seen some (or all) of Netflix’s new series, My Unorthodox Life, the people who know Julia Haart (Talia Hendler) are coming out of the woodwork to clarify that this show is almost more fiction than it is true. This family, while in the blackhat world, was […]
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While media representation and public opinion of mikvah has been sullied over the years (check out our mikvah video), Naomi Rosenbach, a PhD student at Hofstra, got to thinking about how Jewish women are experiencing the mikvah in real life and what factors might impact their experience. She decided the only way […]
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Last week, I answered a question about the difference between Chasidim and Orthodox Jews. Around the same time as I received that question, I was forwarded an email with a lot of questions on that very topic. I had hoped to consolidate both emails into a single Q&A but it […]
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Jenny Goldfarb, Founder and CEO of Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli, got a deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban last year. Her pitch was full of charm and Jewish references. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to learn more. When I checked the site, her products weren’t kosher yet (now […]
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Jenny Goldfarb, Founder and CEO of Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli, got a deal on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban last year. Her pitch was full of charm and Jewish references. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to learn more. When I checked the site, her products weren’t kosher yet (now […]
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A message from Jew in the City founder and director, Allison Josephs:  Over 20 years ago when I was becoming Orthodox in my late teens I learned of a song religious Jews sing every week during Shabbos dinner called “Eishes Chayil.” I was told it means “Woman of Valor.” She is the […]
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Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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When Jew in The City asked me to write a story for Holocaust Remembrance Day, one person instantly came to mind: my dear, beloved, Bubbe Tina Weisz, OBM. Bubbe Tina survived the horrors of the Holocaust, raised an incredible family and became a beacon of faith and a pillar in […]
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