The Jerusalem Post Group has launched a new weekly magazine for haredi readers
called Kosher English.
Written in easy English, it is designed for haredi
readers to learn and improve their English-language skills.
whose first edition was published on July 5, contains a mix of Israeli and
international news stories as well as special articles for the ultra-Orthodox
community, including profiles of religious personalities.
In addition, it
features instructional items about using English at work and pieces on Jewish
communities across the world, as well as word games and a family
Next to each article is a dictionary box with translations into
Hebrew of difficult words, along with information on how to pronounce
The weekly features articles on three levels: beginner,
intermediate and advanced.
The editor of the paper is Tami Kalish and her
entire team is haredi.
All content in Kosher English is under the
supervision of a religious committee, led by a prominent rabbi and Jewish
“The idea was to create a newspaper for haredim in easy
English,” Kalish said. “The challenge is not only to keep to the principles of
Halacha such as modesty and avoid lashon hara (slanderous talk), but also to
strengthen faith in Hashem and learn English at the same time.”
example of this in Kosher English is a serialized story in easy English based on
the bestseller by Rabbi Aharon Margalit, As Long As I Live, which describes the
difficulties and suffering in his life that he managed to overcome thanks to his
strong faith,” she said.
Kalish stressed that the magazine is not
affiliated with any political party or religious stream, which makes it
accessible to the whole haredi world.
Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO of The
, said that the magazine is perfect for haredim wishing to read
and learn in English in an easy and kosher way.
“The Jerusalem Post
extensive experience in teaching and improving English skills among diverse
populations in Israel,” Hasin-Hochman said.
“When the haredi community
turned to us, we decided to invest our knowledge and reputation in this unique
“The whole magazine staff is haredi. They enjoy
complete independence and are supervised by a spiritual committee headed by the
Admor [Rebbe] of Boston, Rabbi Mayer Horowitz, who is based in
Hasin-Hochman noted that the advertising agency selected for
the new weekly magazine is the well-know haredi agency, Gal-Oren, which is
currently engaged in a campaign to introduce the product to its haredi
“We are pleased to be a part of another innovative move in the
haredi community,” said Oren Elimelech, CEO of Gal-Oren. “We look forward to a
successful venture.”To subscribe to Kosher English in Israel, call