(JTA) — On Monday night’s episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” Orthodox rabbinical student Akiva Neuman competed with his yarmulke, tzizit and a T-shirt that showed a muscular rabbi lifting a Torah over his head. “Usually ‘rabbi’ goes along with ‘pot belly,’ so I’m gonna try and change that,” Neuman, a resident of the Queens borough…
Sara Wolf was running around a water park in an oversized T-shirt when she became acutely aware of the need for a “less frumpy” yet covered-up swimwear option. So she and Daniella Teutsch, a former fashion industry colleague, launched HydroChic, a swimwear company for women who want to enjoy the water and stay modest at the same time.
If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue.
Pity Jennifer Lopez. As far as memorable red carpet moments go, she set such a high bar at the 2000 Grammys with her now-legendary plunging green Versace dress that she seemed destined to never top it.
Jewish and non-Jewish chefs across the country are combining traditional Jewish dishes with elements of other cuisines.
The so-called “Kate Middleton effect” — by which anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears becomes an instant best-seller — seems to know no bounds.
It was nearly midnight Saturday, and Jayson Littman was milling about an upscale Manhattan nightclub greeting friends with a wide smile and often a big hug. Standing alongside a “shot boy” — clad only in underwear, a kippah and Star of David necklace — he offered partygoers shots of Manischewitz in plastic cups.
Karina Zilberman, the creator of the popular Upper East Side family Shabbat program, is on a mission to spread the the Shababa message to the rest of the world.
CNN anchor turned education advocate Campbell Brown is launching a news site called The Seventy Four, referring to the 74 million school-age children in the United States.
A year after Mile End Deli’s Brooklyn kitchen was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, it is up and running — and holding shabbat pop-up dinners.