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hasidic fringe culture

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The New Yiddish Film ‘Menashe’ Feels Both Foreign and Brooklyn All At Once

By On July 27, 2017

Menashe, a new dramatic film by filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein and out with A24, was shot entirely in Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood of Borough Park; the language spoken is Yiddish; and much of… Read More

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These Hasidic Legos Are Coming to a Death Star Shul Near You

By On April 25, 2017

The wonder of Legos is that you’re supposed to be able to build anything you can imagine. While sitting around their Baltimore Shabbos table, Tobey Finkelstein and family decided that what they wanted to… Read More

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk
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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

By On August 19, 2016

The cover of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk (Praeger, 2016), Michael Croland’s new nonfiction history of Jews in punk culture, depicts a bearded Hasid with his eyes squeezed shut and… Read More

A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving
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A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

By On May 6, 2015

Ex-Hasidic narratives — they seemed to be publishing’s hot ticket for a few minutes, with Anouk Markovits’s I Am Forbidden, Leah Vincent’s Cut Me Loose, and others. But Unpious editor Shulem Deen’s new… Read More

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Romeo and Juliet in the Shtetl

By On July 8, 2011

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been adapted and updated to fit all sorts of contexts, from gang wars (in West Side Story) to online miscommunication (in an adaptation called Such Tweet Sorrow).… Read More