JUDAISM

True Stories

The Failed Hijacking That Remade the Soviet Union

Operation Wedding may have been foiled by the KGB, but it drew attention to the cause of Soviet Jewish refuseniks and helped open up the closed state.
The New + the Next

Online Seders and Virtual Bar Mitzvahs: Is the Virus Changing Judaism?

American Jews are modifying rituals in the age of coronavirus, when community elements on which those traditions rely are impossible.
Around the World

The Man Bringing Jews Back to Libya

Jews were a prominent part of Libya before their exodus in 1967.
The New + the Next

Can This Ultra-Orthodox Mother of Five Run All the Way to the Olympics?

Beatie Deutsch first went on a fun run to stay in shape four years ago.
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The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
The New + the Next

The Lawyer Helping Free Orthodox Jewish Women — Through Divorce

Keshet Starr is battling the 'agunah' crisis by working within a patriarchal system.
Good Sh*t

This Sweet, Fruity Spread Symbolizes a Dark Chapter of Jewish History

Charoset is a Passover fan favorite, but nobody quite knows its origin.
True Stories

Getting My Head Kicked In — in the Palestinian Territories

Doing a documentary on the Palestinian Territories is not without its perils.
Around the World

How Nigeria's Jews Are Getting Caught in a New Separatist War

The leader of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra is Jewish, as are many members, and that’s putting the community at greater risk of attack.
The New + the Next

The Filmmaker Creating 'Friends' for Modern Orthodox Jews

Leah Gottfried is documenting the complex love lives of an often overlooked community.
Around the World

The Story Behind Iceland's Only Rabbi

Brooklyn native Avi Feldman is hoping to revive a population that, in official terms, does not legally exist.
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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
True Stories

Unapologetic: Cutting Away at Wig Tradition

Zelda Volkov’s wig business is booming thanks to her newer approach to the traditional Orthodox Jewish wig.
True Stories

Unapologetic: A Webby-Nominated Series

This OZY video series features people whose lives run against societal expectations, highlighting what makes them unique on their journey to self-acceptance.

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