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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 David Lerner
The Satmar community sees itself as the victim in the Weberman case. Which brings to mind the saying in the Talmud: “They commit the act of Zimri and demand the reward of Pinchas.”
By Gutman Braun
An Apikores reflects on his Epicurean inclinations.
By Shoshana Blum
I had been a good Bais Yakov girl, but now I was feeling angry. If by their phony standards I was a slut, then bring it, I thought, and get me a one-way ticket to slutsville.
Hands in pockets are wrong, my father says to my son. “Why, zaidy?” my son asks. “Because it’s what the goyim do,” my father says, lovingly stroking his grandson’s cheek.
By Itche Meyer Dicker
A new design for Pepsi bottle caps affects gameplay at the shtiebel.
Mar 22, 2011 /
Yesterday we got to hear the bean’s heartbeat- the most incredible, otherworldly music that brought tears to my eyes.
Aug 8, 2011 /
An athiest chooses to celebrate in shule.
Mar 25, 2011 /
Life has a funny way of weaving itself together, with mirrored ribbons reflecting themes over and over again, flashing mirages of past experiences, unexpected reminders of things long gone.
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