You've seen them around on the street, in movies and TV, and sometimes in the news, but how much do you really know about Orthodox Jews? Are you a chacham (a wise one)? A tam (a simple one)? Or a beinoni (somewhere in the middle)? Take this quiz and find out! And don't forget to check out Jew in the City for more stereotype busting!
Learn Jew in the City's signature Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Challah recipe plus the laws and meaning behind the mitzvah of hafrashas challah. Sponsored by http://mikvah.org JITC's sheitel by http://Freeda.com http://JewintheCity.com View the recipe! Note: Some add "min ha'isa" to the blessing.
Being Orthodox means you can't really get too far professionally, right? How could you with all those "hassles" of Sabbath and holiday observance and Jewish dietary laws? Meet ten people - Jew in the City's 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars - who have risen to the top of each of their fields.
You think you know what Orthodox Jews look like. The media always depicts them the same way: beards, hats, wigs, and often pasty white. Rabbis, diamond dealers, and women pushing strollers. But did you know that Orthodox Jews are a diverse group of people, with different jobs, hobbies, ethnicities, and levels of observances? Bet you'd never think:
You likely base your knowledge of Orthodox Jews on ridiculous caricatures which were dreamed up in Hollywood and the headlines that capture the worst in our community. It's time to straighten things out.