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Yiddish drama ‘Menashe’ opens lens on Hasidic Brooklyn – Jweekly.com

| August 9, 2017

On a sidewalk crowded with people moving at the pace of a typical New York day, nobody stands out. Eventually a man appears in the back of the frame who gradually attracts our attention. Theres nothing extraordinary about him except hes a bulky man, and hes laboring more than anyone else in the summer heat

Former Hasidic Jews win right to take Quebec government to court … – Montreal Gazette

| August 9, 2017

Published on: August 7, 2017 | Last Updated: August 7, 2017 7:32 PM EDT A lawsuit against the Quebec government by two former Hasidic Jews can go ahead.

Thankfully, sacred goats still pace Earth in droves – Plattsburgh Press Republican

| August 3, 2017

Q: You once told a sad and poignant story about a goat whose magnificent horns were given away, piece by piece. I think you attributed it to a particular Hasidic rabbi. Would you please remind me where that story comes from, perhaps point me to a source

Menashe Is a Moving Drama of Hasidic Life – The Atlantic

| August 3, 2017

The titular schlubby hero of Menashe might, with a few tweaks, be a perfect fit for the lead of a Judd Apatow comedy about a wayward man-child.

Yiddish film is a rare look into Hasidic Brooklyn life | The Times of … – The Times of Israel

| August 2, 2017

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. Whats surprising is that Weinstein, a secular Jew, has made a movie entirely in Yiddish.

Uneasy Welcome as Ultra-Orthodox Jews Extend Beyond New York – New York Times

| August 2, 2017

In March, Jackson adopted an ordinance banning school dormitories, which seemed aimed at yeshivas that draw students from afar. Agudath Israel of America, an umbrella group for ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic organizations, filed a federal suit in May arguing that the ordinance violated federal land-use laws intended to protect religious groups against burdensome local restrictions. Jersey City, a manufacturing hub well into the 20th century, never had a significant ultra-Orthodox presence

‘Jesus Camp’ Creators To Release Documentary About Leaving The Hasidic Community – Forward

| August 2, 2017

In Jesus Camp, the premiere documentary by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, we watched as three children dedicated their young lives to Jesus and the teachings of their church: climate change as a hoax, the imminent return of Christ as a given, and Christian heavy metal as a legitimate form of art.

Hasidic Murals Vandalized Amidst Debate About Late Rabbi’s Portrait – Forward

| July 31, 2017

Facebook Three newly-painted public murals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe were vandalized in Crown Heights late last week, exposing an ongoing debate about the image of the movements late charismatic leader who is revered as the Messiah by a vocal segment of the community. The community website Collive uploaded surveillance footage on Friday of two young men vandalizing one mural located on Kingston Avenue, the main artery of Hasidic Crown Heights by crossing out the portrait with black paint

‘Menashe’: The Powerful New Indie That Goes Inside New York’s Hasidic Community – Daily Beast

| July 30, 2017

Making an independent film on-location in Brooklyns Hasidic community, and almost completely in Yiddish, is not the most obvious way to lure people into a theater. When director Joshua Z

WATCH: Hasidic Jews jam with Pope Francis at Vatican …

| July 30, 2017

Pope Francis.. (photo credit:REUTERS) ROME Pope Francis danced with a delegation of Hasidic Jews and discussed with them issues including the protection of Jewish cemeteries in Europe and combating child sex abuse.


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