Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, The Jewish Daily Forward

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Past articles by Avital:

Amazon Would Still Like You To Buy ‘Tisha B’Av Jewish Rabbi Yoga Pants’

Tisha B'Av Jewish Rabbi Yoga Pants are, bizarrely, sold on Amazon. → Read More

What Happens When Thousands Of ‘Shidduch Resumes’ Are Leaked?

A data breach of hundreds, and potentially thousands, of Orthodox dating profiles has shaken the frum singles market. → Read More

A Muslim And An Orthodox Jew Talk Modesty And Feminism

A Muslim woman in hijab and an Orthodox Jewish woman in a wig talk about modest activewear. Modesty and feminism - can they coexist? → Read More

It Is Incumbent Upon Us Orthodox Jews To Tell Our Stories

Orthodox Jew Paula Eiselt, director of 93QUEEN, documentary about Judge Ruchie Freier and her ambulance crew, reflects on her filmmaking journey. → Read More

In Brighton Beach, A Nostalgia For Oppression

What is it about Trump that Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants so love? → Read More

A Jewish Woman Makes A Stand At One Of Alabama’s Last Abortion Clinics

Diane Weil, who is Jewish, is one of many volunteer escorts outside of Alabama abortion clinics. → Read More

An Orthodox Group Releases Brave PSA Video About Sexual Abuse. Here’s Why It’s Brilliant.

Amudim, an Orthodox Jewish group for youth in crisis, just released a powerful video on sexual abuse. → Read More

Single Orthodox Women In Israel Choose Motherhood — Thanks To IVF

Some single Orthodox Jewish women in Israel are choosing motherhood -- through IVF and artificial insemination, according to halacha. → Read More

The Renegade Street Photographer Of Boro Park

Avi Kaye, street photographer of Hasidic Jews in Boro Park and Williamsburg, has an Instagram 'Hasidim in USA'. → Read More

An Orthodox Bride Sparks Ire Of Haredi Rabbis — For Playing The Drums At Her Own Wedding – The Forward

In the Haredi city of Bnei Brak, Israel, at the Ahuzat Wagshel wedding hall, an Orthodox Jewish bride played the drums. → Read More

A Luxury Manhattan Developer Appeals To Orthodox Jewish Clientele

Amid the Upper West Side’s bastion of liberalism — an insular, black-hat shtetl thrives. → Read More

Amos Oz and Jerusalem: A Complicated Relationship

What was it about Oz’s depiction of Jerusalem that so mesmerized his readers? → Read More

Where Are The Orthodox, After Pittsburgh? We’re Right Here, Mourning With You.

I sense a frustration here, among progressives seeking emotional responses from the Orthodox — and I want to address it. → Read More

Israel Chief Rabbi Didn’t Dismiss Progressive Synagogues. Stop Twisting Words To Sow Division.

Criticize the Israeli rabbinate all you want — but this shouldn’t be why. → Read More

‘A Good Name’: What Jewish Law Says About Crimes Committed In Youth

For Jewish sages throughout the ages, a tarnished reputation, independent of any criminal prosecution, was enough to disqualify a judge. → Read More

The Mikveh Is The Trendy Place To Be, In Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is merging with ImmerseNYC, a non-profit start-up founded by Rabbi Sara Luria that educates about mikveh. → Read More

‘My Dark Secret’: Orthodox Women Reveal Their Abortion Stories

Abortion in Jewish law is complicated. Here, Orthodox Jewish women tell their stories. → Read More

Top Nine Holocaust Movies To Watch On The Ninth Of Av

Top Holocaust movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and beyond. → Read More

Torah Study Is Becoming One Big Crowdsourcing Project, With Launch Of ‘929 English’

Want to study the entire Bible? Take a chapter a day, with 929. → Read More

The Jews Who Ignore Immigrants While Employing Them

Why do some Jews employ undocumented immigrants while siding with Trump on the border crisis? → Read More