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Joseph Essas, CTO of OpenTable.

The CTO of OpenTable has 55,000 restaurants on his app — but he only eats at 30 of them

Joseph Essas is the chief technology officer of OpenTable and an Orthodox Jew who only eats kosher food.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz and his family host Syrian refugees for Thanksgiving.

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hosts Syrian refugee families at his Thanksgiving table every year

Over Tofurky, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz's primary goal is to listen and build community.

Israel bars Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country

The Israeli government is blocking Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country days before a planned visit.
A man wearing a kippah waits for the start of an anti-Semitism demo at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

German Jews are being warned not to wear skullcaps in public as number of anti-Semitic hate crimes surges

"I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany," Felix Klein, the country's anti-Semitism minister said.
"Spider-Man" arrives on PlayStation 4 on September 7.

A hilarious, undiscovered Easter egg from the excellent ‘Spider-Man’ game was hiding in plain sight

"Marvel's Spider-Man" on PlayStation 4 has a remarkable level of detail, and this Easter Egg is the latest example.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodges 3 questions about whether Trump actually believes ‘Democrats hate Jews’

"Yes or no, does the president truly believe that Democrats hate Jews?" MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a bilateral meeting during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 26, 2018.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally of Trump, just united with a political party that experts say is like the KKK

Netanyahu has opened the door for extremists to gain a presence in Israel's parliament.
Meir Alfasi spent five days in North Korea.

An ultra-Orthodox rabbi visited North Korea where practicing religion is punishable by death — here’s what he saw

Meir Alfasi is a rabbi and photographer who has traveled to 80 countries. He spent five days in North Korea, where religion is strictly forbidden.
It's the holiday season at Disney parks.

People are upset that Disney World’s Jewish holiday pop-up doesn’t serve kosher food or traditional Hanukkah favorites

Epcot has a new pop-up with "traditional Jewish dishes," but not everyone is happy with the menu's lack of Hanukkah foods and kosher certification.