By Shulem Deen
January 18, 2011 / 20 comments
Movie Review: “Holy Rollers”
Does it matter that Hasidim in film bear little resemblance to Hasidim in real life?
Tags: Hasidim in movies, Holy Rollers, Jesse Eisenberger, Kevin Asch, movie reviews, movies
Posted in Arts & Culture, Movies
By Baal Devarim
March 11, 2010 / 24 comments
A Serious Man has been called hilarious comedy, genius high-brow tragedy, the best, Jewy-est, most auto-biographical Coen brothers film, a modern day story of Job, a medieval story of a dybbuk, and much else. Read more »
Tags: movies, rationalism
Posted in Arts & Culture, Essays, Movies
Shulem Deen interviews Michael Jenkins, Footsteps’ Director of Programs, about his important work and unique perspectives.
By Zackary Sholem Berger
Suppressed desire, menstrual obsession, and fear of death, coexist in the same book as deep joy and brilliant light.
By Moshe Friedman
From a young Hasidic girl in the Nikolsburg community in Monsey, to marriage at age 17, to a life-coach and rabbi-in-training, Chani Getter presents a portrait of fortitude and resilience.
By Orli Santo
A report on the Footsteps organization and the lives of those who leave the ultra-Orthodox world. Article by Orli Santo.
By Kelsey Osgood
How one woman’s Orthodox upbringing paved the way for an ill-fated entrée into a world of sugar daddies and careless lovers, a universe in which a man’s satisfaction takes precedence above all.
Jul 6, 2011 /
Mother-in-laws: a second chance or a second dose of what you already had enough of?
Mar 14, 2011 /
Not all who leave the world of ultra-Orthodoxy consider themselves “survivors”, but for those of us who do, it can be very hard to tell the truth when we talk about our lives.
May 11, 2011 /
In the first few years after I left the frum community, it felt as if my story defined me so totally I didn’t know how to filter it. Now, I try to avoid mentioning it.
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