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  • How Ultra-Orthodox Woman Found an Egalitarian Minyan

    By Frieda Vizel

    Growing up in an ultra-Orthodox community, Frieda Vizel always knew that minyans were for men — until she was asked to join one.Read More

    Modesty Is the New Black

    By Elissa Strauss

    From the perennially chic Barneys New York, to chains like Zara, this season’s racks are filled with billowy dresses and oversized jackets. The styles are almost — dare we say it — modest?Read More

    Swastika Spray-Painted in Haredi-Heavy New York Suburb

    By JTA

    Police are investigating an incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in a Rockland County, N.Y., community with a large haredi Orthodox population.Read More

    Celebrities Remember Joan Rivers at Invitation-Only Service in Manhattan

    By Reuters

    Celebrities ranging from Barbara Walters to Sarah Jessica Parker flooded Manhattan’s Temple Emanu-El to mourn Joan Rivers at an invitation-only ceremony on Sunday.Read More

    ‘Here Lies Soap’

    By Susan J. Gordon

    Curious about a cenotaph commemorating the Holocaust, Susan J. Gordon traveled to Ukraine in search of her family history — but the answers lay a little closer to home.Read More

    John Ruskay Named Senior Fellow at Jewish People Policy Institute

    By JTA

    John Ruskay, the former CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York, was named a senior fellow at the Jerusalem-based Jewish People Policy Institute.Read More

    Rebecca Minkoff Is Making Fashion Week Digital

    By Anne Cohen

    Who says tech can’t look good? Rebecca Minkoff sees no contradiction. The 33-year-old designer is set to debut wearable tech at her New York Fashion Week show.Read More

    Eric Cantor Joining Wall Street Investment Bank

    By JTA

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining a Wall Street investment bank as vice-chairman and managing director.Read More

    Why I Spent Shabbat Protesting Police Brutality

    By Sara Gold

    Marching against police brutality may not seem like a traditional Shabbat ritual. But for Sara Gold, there could be no more powerful expression of Judaism.Read More

    Jewish Couple Attacked on Upper East Side

    By Rachel X. Landes

    A Jewish couple was attacked on the upper East Side of Manhattan by attackers spewing anti-Semitic hatred and flying Palestinian flags, police said.Read More

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