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 Daniella Leifer
Hasidic Judaism, game theory, and the case for an unpowerful God.
By Riki Stein
A Chumash teacher encounters an old acquaintance among the parents of her young students.
By Velvel Belkin
I was the first of my classmates to get one, which made me feel weird, uncomfortable, and different. It labeled me as a religious man, a rabbi, a fanatic, things that I am not.
By Pen Tivokeish
Unpious = אהן פיאות is a hair raising equation. It is faulty. There are Unpious פיאות bearers and pious אהן פיאותניקס.
Oct 12, 2011 /
Adjusting to a new arrival.
Sep 26, 2011 /
Does having a baby mean inhabiting the physical form of the “mammes” of one’s youth?
Jul 29, 2011 /
Who leaves the community in greater numbers and why?
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