Allison Josephs is the founder of Jew in the City, an organization that works to show the Torah learning and lifestyle to the secular world.
By Allison Josephs
Enough with the ‘ex-Orthodox’ drama. The path back to Judaism isn’t always traumatic.
(JTA) — Last month, Pixar released “Luca,” the animated tale of a sea monster who becomes a boy on dry land. The protagonist must come to terms with the part of himself that makes him different, even reviled. And of course, by the end, Luca learns to love himself, bringing most of the townspeople along with him….
Shhh… Can You Hear The Sound Of Silence?
In less than a month, the collaboration between Jew in the City and The Maccabeats, a remastered version of the song “The Sound of Silence,” has racked up almost a quarter million views on YouTube. The feedback has been overwhelming. “Tears,” “chills,” “crying” are the words people are using again and again to describe how…
WATCH: Cruising and Schmoozing with Mendy Pellin and Jew In The City
BMW’s new car sharing service ReachNow is taking off in Crown Heights — with Orthodox Jews. 80% of their users are members of the chasidic community. In the pilot episode of “Crusing and Schmoozing,” hasidic comedian Mendy Pellin shows Jew in the City the hippest, hottest restaurants in Crown Heights. WATCH:
Challenging the Women of the Wall
Every time I read about the ongoing Women of the Wall saga, I am filled with sorrow. As I picture Jew fighting Jew, a woman being roughhoused by police, fingerprinted like a common criminal, my heart is heavy. Their fight is reminiscent of that of Rosa Parks. All these women want is the same treatment…
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