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Ultra Orthodox Fashion Choices, Decoded by a Hipster!

By On June 7, 2017

If you think all ultra-Orthodox Jews dress alike, you’ve got to see the recent video of Elimelekh “Melech” Zilbershlag, whose unlikely internet celebrity is built on decoding the signs of Haredi belonging. Melech’s… Read More

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A Beastie Boy’s Ode to Jewish Brooklyn—In Wallpaper Form

By On March 3, 2017

Mike D: founding member of the Beastie Boys, Jewish kid from NYC, and interior decorator specializing in Jewish themes? Michael “Mike D” Diamond, who rapped, sang, and played drums for everybody’s favorite… Read More

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Surprise! Mexico’s Rising Klezmer Star Isn’t Jewish

By On February 8, 2017

Juan Pérez is not Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to him play klezmer. Pérez, who is 28 years old, grew up in a small Mexican village named Xicohtzinco. He’s… Read More

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The Surprisingly Wide World of Hasidic Fashion

By On November 29, 2013

Have you ever noticed the difference between one Hasid’s hat and another? Michael Levin hadn’t either—until he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2007 and met his new neighbors. Levin, who was raised secular, was… Read More

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Hasid or Hipster

By On January 3, 2012

Hasidic men and women are usually pretty easy to spot—they are known for wearing a particular uniform: black suit with a white shirt, big black hat, beards and long sidecurls for men, and covered hair, long skirts, and… Read More