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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 Emma Rubinstein
I posted an ad on Craigslist as a joke of some sort: I was looking for men with facial hair. The responses made me feel as if I had woken up the entire Hasidic community.
By Moishe Antloffen
“I totaled my truck last week,” he said. “These two Mexicans and a black guy. Came around that gas station down on 11th,” he said, motioning vaguely behind him.
By Toeh Pastovich
“We can feel sad, but not bitter or angry; that’s for people with no aibishter,” they said, as my brother’s dead body lay nearby, still warm.
By Samuel Katz
Maimonides, the the über-rationalist, was supposed to be one of “our guys.” But this time he disappointed me.
By Velvel Chusid
I wish Y. had long ago decided that God would be more than satisfied with even just a handful of children…
May 9, 2011 /
Mother’s Day makes me sad. It reminds me of everything I don’t have, everything I lost when I chose to live a secular life.
Mar 23, 2011 /
Last night, I ate a sour Mediterranean salad and soggy fries for dinner. Then I emailed my husband that our experiment of living apart for a while wasn’t really working.
Jul 29, 2011 /
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