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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 Boteach

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 on Heads, 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

Orthodox Rabbi Dies During Tragic 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 Orthodox Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop the '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

14-Years-Old, Orthodox and Leading in 'America's Got Talent'

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 Orthodox 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, Orthodox 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