MeetJew University Dating

Nice to Meet Jew

Aaron Rahimi, the founder of MeetJew University Dating, is a 24-year-old political science student at San Diego State University. As the grandchild of an Auschwitz survivor, he was brought up with traditional Jewish values, but says he was by no means “religious.” When Rahimi attended a Birthright trip to Israel at 19, however, he began to be involved with all things Israel on campus and started to attend Chabad regularly.   When the pandemic began, Rahimi was facing a number of unrelated health concerns, discovering that he had three herniated discs in his spine. While undergoing physical therapy, he had the idea to start a Facebook group for university students with the goal of fostering romantic connections online with people who may have not had the opportunity to meet otherwise.  On March 17, 2019, just after the coronavirus...

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Symbol of Knitting Hope

The Little Red Dress

In 2017, Tanya Singer found herself in need of refuge after watching her son survive brain surgery. To cope, she turned to an unlikely source: knitting. The former general manager of a corporate media company was renewed and replenished by the healing powers of the age-old handiwork. She now never goes a day without knitting, and her husband jokes that there is not one room in their home without knitting supplies.  Eventually, Singer’s passion for knitting spurred her to join a community of knitters and, most recently, to begin a research project she calls “Knitting Hope.” She was particularly interested in researching how the craft has been practiced throughout Jewish history.  Singer says her research began two years ago after she read a Moment Magazine article titled “The Girl in the Blue Sweater” about Holocaust survivor Helena...

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Two new Senators from Georgia—Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Georgia’s first Jewish senator, being sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris.

L’Dor v’Dor: Janice Rothschild Blumberg on why Jon Ossoff Was Sworn In On Her Husband’s Bible

On Inauguration Day, Vice President Kamala Harris swore in two new Senators from Georgia—Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Georgia’s first Jewish senator. Ossoff was sworn in with a Hebrew Bible in hand that belonged to the late Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, the rabbi of Ossoff’s childhood synagogue.  Janice Rothschild Blumberg, 96, was Rothschild’s wife, and rebitzin of The Temple—once called the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation—the oldest synagogue in Atlanta. She spoke with Moment about Ossoff’s decision to use her late husband’s Hebrew Bible, Ossoff’s Jewish ties and her thoughts for Georgia’s future.  Do you know Senator Ossoff personally?  I don’t, but I had met his mother. She did call me today to thank me for lending her son the Chumash. It wasn’t a bible, but that was too difficult to explain to the public. But he wanted something that...

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