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‘Jew in the City’ busts myths

MARILYN HAWKES | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:00 am

Allison Josephs didn’t grow up in an Orthodox home. In fact, she didn’t even know any Orthodox Jews. When she saw them during visits to New York City as a child, she was turned off by their appearance. “I was proud to be a normal, balanced Jew and not one of those fanatics,” she recalls in a phone interview with Jewish News. Josephs would constantly see damaging headlines about Orthodox Jews in the newspaper. “It never occurred to me that only the negative stories are reported and we rarely hear about the positive things that are happening.”

Josephs is the founder and director of Jew in the City, an organization that helps “break down stereotypes about religious Jews and offers a humorous, meaningful outlook into Orthodox Judaism,” according to jewinthecity.

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