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
By Chani Mink
I needed a job, any job. They needed an office girl. Office girls didn’t need to know about volcanoes. There are none in Brooklyn.
A heretic is forced to accept an aliyah in shul, and agonizes over the consequences of his sin.
By Frieda Vizel
It’s hard to be a single ex-Chasidic girl, especially when your “gater” isn’t well honed. Frieda Vizel finds out firsthand.
By Ahuva Sable
Sexual repression in the frum world will lead some to follow aberrant impulses. It is time we talked about it.
By Meagan Dwyer
I looked up; the sun had already given way to the night and I began to feel uneasy. I pulled out a cigarette, lit it up, and started shaking.
Jul 4, 2011 /
Impressions of the PEX Festival.
May 16, 2011 /
My baby will visit beautiful beaches wearing skimpy bathing suits and revel in the gorgeousness of the natural world.
Aug 17, 2011 /
Insisting frum adolescence is all about modesty and obedience has its costs.
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