“The Trial of Viviane Amsalem:” An Orthodox Rabbi Responds

Editor’s Note: This article has been edited since it was originally published on May 27 to include feedback and updated statistics we heard from Orthodox women who are involved in the agunah crisis in Israel in a more intimate way than the author has been involved. While the author has had overall positive dealings with the […]

“Fill the Void” Fills a Void in Movies About Hasidim

My husband and I recently saw the award-winning, critically-acclaimed film “Fill the Void,” directed by an Israeli Hasidic woman, Rama Burshtein. It’s playing in select theaters throughout the country. (We found a showing in Manhattan.) I had been hearing great things about it, so I was curious to see the movie for myself. Despite the all […]

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