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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 Weeping Madonna
This woman may or may not be happy, but she is clearly overburdened. I’ve seen the weary symptoms and I know the type.
At first glance it might seem like the Shabbos table of an ordinary Chasidic home. Until someone’s phone rings.
By Tova Schwartz
Anger registers on the shver’s face. He tells me to pull, pull my sleeves down! But no amount of tugging will make my sleeves longer, and he looks disgusted with me.
By Luzer Twersky
“What am I paying tuition for?!” my father’s shrieking voice echoed through our home as he kicked my legs under the table. I began to cry. My legs hurt, and I didn’t want to disappoint my father.
By Marty Weinberger
An adventure in Germany exposes unanswered questions and unavoidable realities.
Mar 18, 2011 /
Reflections on a varied and colorful religious journey.
Aug 19, 2011 /
Facing prenatal anxiety.
Mar 28, 2011 /
Jews don’t have sex. Goyim may rub their bodies together naked or something, but religious Jews hug in their pajamas, maybe kiss on the lips, and that’s how babies are made.
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