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Video: ‘Kippa Child Pianist’ in Talent Semi-Finals

Edon Pinchot, the 14-year-old kippa-wearing pianist singer from Skokie, Illinois has reached the America’s Got Talent semi-finals. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/29/2012, 5:09 PM

Adelsons Give $500,000 Boost to Rabbi Shmuley

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is among the top donors to New Jersey congressional candidate rabbi Shmuley Boteach.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/21/2012, 11:32 AM

Jews March to 'Wear Kippot, Not Hide in Bags'

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews wearing kippot marched in Swedish city of Malmo protesting against the recent rise in anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/19/2012, 12:19 PM

Rabbi Sues Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors

An Orthodox rabbi is suing Pennsylvania’s Board of Funeral Directors, accusing it of violating religious freedom.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/7/2012, 1:43 PM

Rabbi Dies During Mikveh Immersion at Sea

An Orthodox rabbi accidentally drowned while performing ritual immersion in the sea off of the Aberystwyth resort town in West Wales. Rachel Hirshfeld, 8/5/2012, 11:30 AM

NY's Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop 'Pink'

The 22-year-old orthodox Jewish woman running for office in the New York State Senate said that she is planning to "leave the pink at home" Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 5:08 PM

Orthodox Jewish Woman Runs for NY State Senate

For the first time, an Orthodox Jewish woman is running for office in the New York State Senate.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/25/2012, 12:14 AM

'America's Got Talent' 14-Year-Old Orthodox Star

Edon Pinchot, a 14-year-old orthodox singer, has advanced to the semi-finals on “America’s Got Talent,” after receiving a standing ovation.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/5/2012, 4:03 PM

NYC Billboard Warns: 'Dear Jew: Shield Your Eyes!'

On the way to Manhattan, Ultra-Orthodox Jews warn: “Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/18/2012, 5:44 AM

Facial Hair Provokes Lawsuit in NY Police Dept.

An Orthodox Jewish police recruit filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after he was allegedly discharged for refusing to trim his beard. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/17/2012, 6:31 PM

Pleas for Jewish American Detained in Bolivia

The Orthodox Jewish community has been rallying support for Jacob Ostreicher, a Jewish American who is being detained in a Bolivian prison. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/31/2012, 11:06 AM

Court Rules: NY Kosher Law is Kosher

NY's kosher-labelling rules interfere with freedom of religion as much as St. Patrick's Day celebrations, a federal appeals court ruled. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/14/2012, 4:12 AM

Orthodox Jewish Student 'Doodles for Google'

Johanna Robinson, 11-year-old student at orthodox Jewish day school in Maryland, is finalist for Google’s annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/10/2012, 1:47 PM

NY Times Names Orthodox Jews a New York Power

The NY Times terms Brooklyn’s orthodox Jewry a rising power in the city while the influence of the Catholic church is dwindling.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/8/2012, 2:32 PM

Ultra-Orthodox Protest Dangers of Internet in NYC

Hareidi Orthodox leaders are organizing a rally in NYC to protest against the dangers of the Internet and modern digital technology. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/29/2012, 2:00 PM

Discrimination Abounds at Brooklyn College

Administration at Brooklyn College is accused of discriminating against qualified Orthodox and female Jewish professors.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/4/2012, 10:33 AM

Close Facebook Accounts or Risk School Expulsion

An Orthodox Jewish high school in Brooklyn, N.Y, has ordered students to close their Facebook accounts, pay a $100 fine, or be expelled. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/30/2012, 12:15 AM

Orthodox Jews Backing Santorum

Republican hopeful, Rick Santorum is receiving broad support from the Orthodox Jewish community. Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/26/2012, 5:37 PM

Denied Inclusion in Hatzalah,Women Take Initiative

Orthodox women establish 'Ezrat Nashim,' aimed at providing volunteer medical emergency services to female Jewish community.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/16/2012, 3:16 PM