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The frum first date goes digital

NEW YORK — A new effort based in Baltimore represents the latest attempt to address the crisis of Orthodox Jewish singles unable to find suitable mates. The new...

Jews who fly

WHEN Mike Greenstein began flying, his uncle in New York called to ask why his nephew wanted to become a “fly boy.” “I don’t think he considered it a very […]

Kashrut supervisor sees gender as a plus

SAN FRANCISCO — Evelyn Prizont does it for the glamor. “And the respect,” she adds with a smirk. Prizont, an Orthodox woman in her early 40s, is a mashgicha, a...

Denverite heroes return to Normandy

HAROLD “Heshie” Steinberg and Homer Goodman had the rare experience of returning to the shores of Normandy, France, June 6, 2009, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of...

The seven laws of Noah

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — When Jack Saunders began questioning the core religious claims of Christianity in the mid-1980s, it set him on a journey that eventually led to his...

Can Britain’s ‘chief’ sell in America?

NEW YORK — Most of what you need to know about Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi of the British commonwealth, is apparent from the story he tells of how his […]

Great-great-great-grandfather

Immediately after Shabbat ended on May 23, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the world’s leading halachic authority, was informed that he has become a great-great-great...

Jewish woman is Arabic-language poet

BERLIN — Using a pseudonym, a Jewish woman won an Arab poetry contest in Holland. Tuvit Shlomi, 28, who works at the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel...

So you think you’re a crypto-Jew? Expert answers FAQ about crypto-Jews

EL PASO — Stanley Hordes is one of the foremost experts on the Crypto-Jews, with his recent book To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of […]

One of the 550,000 Jews who fought the Nazis

WHEN the topic of WW II comes up among a group of Jews, many immediately think of the concentration camps, of Jews as victims, as survivors, but not fighters. In...