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‘Menashe’ presents a rare authentic on-screen depiction of Hasidic Judaism – Cleveland Jewish News

| July 26, 2017

In Menashe, which debuts nationally July 28, director Joshua Weinstein has delicately crafted a work that emanates a rarely seen authenticity, tenderness and depth sadly lacking in other mainstream films about Hasidic Jews and their communities. A Hasidic father named Menashe, who works long hours in a small grocery store in Brooklyn, struggling to make ends meet, has lost his young wife Lea to illness.

This Yiddish film is a rare look into Hasidic Brooklyn life – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 25, 2017

Menashe Lustig, left, and Ruben Niborski in the film Menashe. (Federica Valabrega/A24) BOSTON (JTA) With more than a decades worth of experience in the film industry, mostly in documentaries, director Joshua Weinstein has released his first feature-length narrative film

‘Menashe’ presents a rare authentic on-screen depiction of Hasidic Judaism – JNS.org

| July 24, 2017

By Jane Hanser/JNS.org In Menashe, which debuts nationally July 28, director Joshua Weinstein has delicately crafted a work that emanates a rarely seen authenticity, tenderness and depth sadly lacking in other mainstream films about Hasidic Jews and their communities. A Hasidic father named Menashe, who works long hours in a small grocery store in Brooklyn, struggling to make ends meet, has lost his young wife Lea to illness.

Hasidic Neighborhood Exposed As Top Section 8 Beneficiary …

| July 23, 2017

There are many misconceptions as to which communities actually benefit the most from public assistance and federal subsidies such as Section 8 and welfare. This Daily News expose sheds some light on the answer to that question and it definitely isnt the Black and Latino communities many Republicans love to accuse of getting all the free hand outs! Check it out below and let us know what you think. The annual spring ritual marks the first day of Passover in the Hasidic Jewish enclave of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where daily life is built on ancient laws and religious devotion.

Former Hasidic Reggae Star Matisyahu Finds Salvation Beyond Perfection – Westword

| July 18, 2017

Matisyahus spiritual journey continues on his newest album, Undercurrent.

Child Abuse Allegations Plague the Hasidic Community

| July 18, 2017

Mint-colored city buses and sherbet mid-rise apartment complexes with undulating facades.

Hasidic Winemaker Hopes To Sell Ultra-Orthodox On $100 Bordeaux – Forward

| July 18, 2017

Getty Israelis harvesting grapes at a vineyard near Jerusalem.

This student priestess is pushing the boundaries of Hasidic tradition – Jweekly.com

| July 17, 2017

Some see Nechama Shaina Langer as quite the outlaw in the Hasidic world. But thats not how she sees herself. The eldest daughter of Rabbi Yosef and Hinda Langer, co-directors of Chabad of San Francisco, has forged her own path from the Orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch world she grew up in to one of her own making that is feminist, progressive, outspoken and thoughtful.

Hasidic Education Reform Group To Release Investigative Report – Forward

| July 16, 2017

Youtube The Hasidic education reform group Yaffed, led by Naftuli Moster, says it will release a report later this summer on secular education in Hasidic schools.

Hasidic ‘Jewish Taliban’ Sect Accused By Teen Of ‘Hell Is Real’ Reign Of Terror – Forward

| July 15, 2017

In the aftermath of the drowning of Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, leader of the Jewish Taliban cult Lev Tahor in Mexico, the ultra-Orthodox press in Israel has been rife with reports regarding the location of his funeral and burial, and speculation as to which member of the cult will succeed him as leader of the reclusive group of 40 families believed to be in a remote southern part of Mexico, weeks after fleeing Guatemala, where they had lived for three years. One ultra-Orthodox website, Kikar HaShabbat, published a short but disturbing video account of life inside the cult recorded in stealth by a 14-year-old member, describing severe abuse at the hands of men in Lev Tahor.


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