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No Other Way to Spin This Story

December 23, 2014, by

A CBS News report on Chanukah found the OU’s Rabbi Eliyahu Safran front and center – along with his massive collection of dreidels:

Chanukah Videos Light up YouTube

December 16, 2014, by

The Maccabeats perform “All About that Neis” a parody of the similar-sounding Meghan Trainor song: Jewish a capella group Six13 struck Internet gold this week with their new Chanukah video/song – a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” With media coverage in multiple outlets—from the Kansas City Star and 1010WINS to WCBS TV and

The Future Role of Women in Orthodox Jewish Life

December 11, 2014, by

Listen to the full interview In a new Savitsky Talks series, Stephen Savitsky talks to his interviewees about the future of the role of women in Orthodox Jewish life. This week, Stephen spoke with Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder of Nishmat, the Center For Advanced Torah Study For Women. Rabbanit Henkin spoke about the state of

Mensch on a Bench Goes Mainstream

December 10, 2014, by

Three years ago while strolling through a department store during the holiday season, Neal Hoffman’s four-year-old son spied the popular Christmas toy, Elf on a Shelf. Afflicted with Christmas envy, his son begged for one. Hoffman shook his head and explained that Jews don’t have an Elf on a Shelf. “We have,” he quipped, thinking

Should We Still Be Watching The Cosby Show?

November 26, 2014, by

Bill Cosby is in serious trouble. Rape allegations have dogged him for years and they’ve finally caught up with him. The last few times such allegations popped up, they quickly went away. This is in part because Cosby is so loved. People couldn’t bear the thought of toppling America’s foremost father figure from his hard-won

Alex Clare: The Orthodox Jewish Pop Star

November 6, 2014, by

Alex Clare is an award-winning, platinum-selling artist, famous for singles such as ‘Too Close’ ‘War Rages On’ and his collaborations with chart toppers Rudimental. He’s also an Orthodox Jew. In this video the British daily newspaper, The Guardian, profiles the artist, even featuring the ex-chef’s cholent preparation.

Edible Parsha: Rosh Hashanah Projects

September 23, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Green Eggs, No Ham

September 19, 2014, by

What happens when Jew in the City (JITC) finds herself in a Dr. Seuss-like world with “Survivor” winner Ethan Zohn? Enjoy Jew in the City’s first animated short – just in time for the high holidays!