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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 Anna Wexler
Anna Wexler describes the journey that led to the making of her feature documentary film, “UNORTHODOX: A Jewish Journey.”
By Pen Tivokeish
“How could you let one of your own go, without support and without love?” the cop asks the rabbi. The rabbi replies, “In our lives it is never about the individual. It is about the community.”
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 Bar Bi Rav
Chaim Mayer’s mother usually calls in on Thursdays to remind him to pick up the lokshen kugel for Shabbos, or of a family member’s shulem zucher, which s’volt gepast that he attend.
Jun 1, 2011 /
Pitches for a new reality tv show featuring the frum world.
Apr 1, 2011 /
Imagining an alternate frum universe.
Jun 20, 2011 /
Wishing a happy Father’s Day to all the Unpious dads.
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