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‘Had Gadya’ Viral Video Inspiration for Your Seder

By On April 10, 2017

The Passover song about all the awe-inspiring and dreadful things that happen after a man sells a goat for “two zuzim” is generally sung by very sleepy children, in a sonorous tune that reminds… Read More

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IKEA Israel’s Special Woman-Free Haredi Catalogue

By On February 21, 2017

How do the Haredi do hygge, the Nordic coziness concept that infuses IKEA? Judging from the pages of the catalogue recently made expressly for the design giant’s Israeli ultra-Orthodox clientele — without a woman… Read More

The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift
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The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift

By On October 12, 2015

Ralph Lauren might have just stepped down as CEO, but have no fear, there’s a new fashion designer who is turning heads. And she’s doing it in Israel’s haredi sector. Her name… Read More

Ever Wonder How the Ultra-Orthodox Teach About Sex?
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Sex, Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Style

By On April 14, 2015

Ori Gruder didn’t know how to talk to his 10-year-old son about the birds and the bees. Gruder is 44, a father of six, and a member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox religious community,… Read More

An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)
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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

By On August 6, 2014

They’re young. They’re single. They’re ultra-Orthodox Israelis. How will they ever find love? The old-fashioned way, of course—on a reality TV dating show. Match Made in Heaven followed Haredi singles, their families, and of course… Read More

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The Jewish Death Curse

By On May 17, 2013

Amid Israeli politician Naftali Bennett’s recent assortment of junk mail, hate mail, and fan mail lay one unusual item: an ancient Jewish curse called a Pulsa Dinura (Aramaic for “lashes of fire”). But Bennett, who has… Read More