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Last week, I answered a question about the difference between Chasidim and Orthodox Jews. Around the same time as I received that question, I was forwarded an email with a lot of questions on that very topic. I had hoped to consolidate both emails into a single Q&A but it […]
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Dear Jew in the City- What’s the difference between Hasidic vs. Orthodox Jews? What about the Jews on Shtisel vs. Hasidic Jews? Thanks, Michael Dear Michael- Thanks for your question. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I haven’t seen (and have no plans to see) Shtisel, so I can’t address […]
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Jew in the City mourns the passing of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, a Hasidic rabbi, psychiatrist and mental health and substance abuse expert who authored over sixty books and made a lasting impact on the wider world. He was one of the first born-and-bred Hasidic Jews to attend medical school, […]
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Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski was a Hasidic rabbi, psychiatrist and mental health and substance abuse expert who authored over sixty books and made a lasting impact on the wider world. He was one of the first born-and-bred Hasidic Jews to attend medical school, at a time when it […]
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We see Hasidic women in Hollywood all the time, but far too often they are negative and over the top fictional portrayals. Many real-life Hasidic women, especially in more insular sects like Satmar, have no idea what Hollywood is. But then there are women like Bylu Wertheimer. Wertheimer first attended and then taught […]
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While Akiva Shtisel may technically not be Hasidic (as Yerushalmim look the part, but have different customs than Hasidim) and Zalmen Glauber is not angst-ridden like the fictionalized TV character, seeing a traditionally-dressed Jewish man from a close-knit community creating art that captivates the outside world, naturally reminds any Shtisel […]
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Osher Bar & Grill: L.A.’s First Glatt Kosher Sports Bar With its family-style smooth wood tables, sleek bar, industrial beams, exposed-brick walls and 13 large television screens, Osher Bar & Grill looks like it could be a regular sports bar in Anytown USA. However, what sets Osher apart from similar […]
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You’ve heard of The Three Tenors, but have you heard of The Three Cantors? Yanky Lemmer, one of the three, was born and bred in Borough Park as a Belzer Hasid. After yeshiva, Lemmer went to Israel and was paired with a kollel student to learn for an hour a day. […]
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Jew in the City was created to counter stereotypes that non-Orthodox Jews have about the Orthodox community, but several years into our work, we discovered that some of the ex-hasidic community had been following us and wanted to connect with the kind of Orthodoxy we were showing. From there, Project […]
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  Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens […]
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