Posts Tagged ‘ hasidism ’

A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

May 6, 2015
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A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

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 memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, surprises. Instead of condemning his former life as a Skver Hasid…

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When Falling in Love Means Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy Behind

April 28, 2015
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  Meira is young, Hasidic, and miserable. She hides her birth control pills and her…

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The Other Kabbalah-Loving L.A. Musician

November 11, 2013
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LA-based singer-songwriter Mikey Pauker’s inspirations come from across the map. From contemporary pop music to Jewish liturgy, hasidut, kabbalah,…

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An American Folksinger With A Hasidic Twist

August 13, 2013
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When you first listen to Levi Robin‘s tender, breathy…

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Video: Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance-Off

January 23, 2013
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Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance Contest

However did we miss this? Does anyone know…

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Video: Fake Hasids, Real Hasids

January 16, 2013
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Hollywood has long been fascinated with Hasidic Jews.…

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Mitzvah Tantz

August 20, 2012
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The mitzvah tantz is one of  Hasidic Judaism’s most bizarre rituals.…

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Chaim Potok and the Rebbe Walk into a Bar.

July 12, 2012
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A farbrengen is a Hasidic spiritual gathering–it can be just a handful…

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Jumping for Joy

June 27, 2012
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In Israel, the NaNach movement, a subset of Bratslav Hasidism,…

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A Tale of Two Crown Heightses

May 29, 2012
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The neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is home to a…

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Real Jewish Ninjas

April 26, 2012
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Yehoshua Sofer is the “Aluf Abir” (Aluf means “champion”)…

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A Christmas Special for Jews

January 17, 2012
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There’s a certain magic to stop-motion animation–the animation technique that…

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