(RNS) Jewish fundamentalists are often depicted as cuddly, harmless and quaint. But as Shulem Deen describes, in passage after passage, this is myth, not reality.
Articles tagged “Hasidic”
A visually intriguing and informative explanation of Hasidic Jewish traditions based in clothing, fashion and styles for men and women.
On YouTube channel SoulPancake, host Zach Anner visits Mendy Pellin, a Hasidic Jew and president of Jewbellish, and asks several enlightening questions like: How has being a father changed your relationship to your faith? Do all yarmulkes have yellow zippers? Why are people paying over 100 bucks for a lemon?
(RNS) Rama Burshtein is the first Orthodox Israeli woman to direct a feature film about a woman’s yearning for independent identity within the strict, tightly knit religious community of observant Jews.
The Lubavitcher movement released a “Unite the Beards” video, inviting hipsters and Hasidim alike to come together in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jews observe the strict rules of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and its 613 commandments. But, for some, the lack of choices is too rigid, so they choose to leave, even though doing so can be very painful.
(RNS) A prominent group of Orthodox rabbis is applauding the conviction of a Hasidic rabbi on sex abuse charges, and denouncing efforts of some Orthodox Jews to hide sexual abuse within their communities. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) When Israel's most prominent Holocaust memorial was vandalized earlier this month with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti, many were shocked that those charged with the crime were observant Jews. But many Israelis were not surprised. By Lauren Markoe.