|Jew in the City|
That's why I'm so amazed and just have to blog about ORTHODOX JEWISH ALL STARS AWARDS. Allison Josephs's aka Jew in the City has established an annual awards evening celebrating the success of Torah observant Jews in the United States.
Of course, I will always want more Jews to make aliyah, move to Israel and contribute their talents and energies to the State of Israel. But that's another issue.
I remember how daring and revolutionary it was in the 1960s for Jewish males to walk around with colored and decorated crocheted kippot. And women who needed to dress up had to have their gowns "fixed," since you had to choose between sleeves and backs. Rarely did a gown offer both.
Here in Israel, being Torah observant is also less of a barrier to success. The Moshiach is very close!