Browsing Tag

orthodox jews

Uncategorized

‘Had Gadya’ Viral Video Inspiration for Your Seder

By On April 10, 2017

The Passover song about all the awe-inspiring and dreadful things that happen after a man sells a goat for “two zuzim” is generally sung by very sleepy children, in a sonorous tune that reminds… Read More

Uncategorized

When Modern Dance Got Caught in Israel’s Culture Wars

By On March 22, 2017

Mr. Gaga, the intriguing new documentary about Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company and its artistic director, is about more than dance. Veteran filmmaker Tomer Heymann incorporates never-before-seen archival footage, beautifully shot performances, interviews and… Read More

The 1990s' Baby-Sitters Club Books for Orthodox Girls
Uncategorized

The 1990s’ Baby-Sitters Club Books for Orthodox Girls

By On May 26, 2016

  In the 1980s and 1990s, The Baby-Sitters Club ruled. The series, created by Ann M. Martin, followed a group of middle school girls as they babysat and navigated life as pre-teens,… Read More

Uncategorized

An 11-Year Old Orthodox Superhero Named Mirka

By On April 7, 2016

Meet Mirka. Sure, she wears a uniform from her Bais Yaakov (that is, her Orthodox girls’ school) and long braids, but this 11-year-old Hasidic girl is also a superhero who fights trolls,… Read More

The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift
Uncategorized

The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift

By On October 12, 2015

Ralph Lauren might have just stepped down as CEO, but have no fear, there’s a new fashion designer who is turning heads. And she’s doing it in Israel’s haredi sector. Her name… Read More

Uncategorized

When Falling in Love Means Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy Behind

By On April 28, 2015

Meira is young, Hasidic, and miserable. She hides her birth control pills and her doo-wop records from her husband Shulem, roaming the wintry streets of Montreal just to get air. “Why are… Read More

Mindblowing Israeli Hip-Hop that Explodes the Hebrew Alphabet
Uncategorized

Meet Victoria Hanna, The Israeli Hip-Hop Artist Who’ll Blow Your Mind

By On February 23, 2015

  There’s a video that’s been making the Internet rounds this past week of Israeli vocal artist Victoria Hanna’s strange and captivating new song. In the video for “Aleph-bet (Hosha’ana)”, she’s dressed… Read More

Anti-Semitism Got You Down? Try the Magic Kippah.
Uncategorized

Anti-Semitism Got You Down? Try the Magic Kippah.

By On January 27, 2015

  Last week, the Associated Press reported that, in response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, an Israeli barber has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair. Called… Read More

The Crazy New App for Using Your iPhone on Shabbos
Uncategorized

The Crazy New App For Using Your iPhone on Shabbos

By On October 1, 2014

Shabbos and technology: two great tastes that taste great together? The makers of the new Shabbos App, available in February from the iTunes Store and Google Play, want to convince you that, though… Read More

An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)
Uncategorized

An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

By On August 6, 2014

They’re young. They’re single. They’re ultra-Orthodox Israelis. How will they ever find love? The old-fashioned way, of course—on a reality TV dating show. Match Made in Heaven followed Haredi singles, their families, and of course… Read More

Sex(less) in the Holy City
Uncategorized

Sex(less) in the Holy City

By On July 17, 2014

The joys and oys of dating in New York City have been well-documented on television, from Friends, to Seinfeld, to Sex and the City. But what about dating in that other center of young Jewish… Read More

Uncategorized

The Master Wigmaker of Peru

By On September 25, 2013

Give a woman a wig, her head is covered. Teach a woman to make wigs and she’s in business. This somewhat altered maxim is the apparent motto of “Helene Rosen” the pseudonym given… Read More