Stop Dressing As Hasidic Jews For Halloween

I don’t get up-in-arms about cultural appropriation. I think sometimes a style from another culture can be worn by someone because they truly admire it. I also know that dressing up as a Hasidic Jew does not have the same negative history that blackface does for African Americans. And yet, when it is done, it […]

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Dear Minnie Driver- It’s Not Nice To Mock Hasidic Jews

Dear Minnie- I am the founder and director of Jew in the City, a non-profit which reverses negative associations about religious Jews by highlighting an approach based on kindness, tolerance, sincerity, and critical thinking and makes engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible. I discovered you, with the rest of the world, in 1997 […]

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