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Are Orthodox Jews All The Same?

My downstairs neighbor is an older, self-described “not so religious” Jewish lady who lives with her cat and is surprisingly friendly to my family. This has led me to conclude that she is either hard of hearing or soft on judging. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have lived below us for the last five years. In that […]

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“Fill The Void” Producer Releases Next Film: “The Wedding Plan”

In 2013, a Hasidic filmmaker took the world by storm with her critically acclaimed feature length film, Fill the Void. It was distributed by Sony Pictures and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Its writer-director, Rama Burstein, is a hasidic baalas teshuva, whose newest effort, The Wedding Plan, comes out this weekend (it opens May 12 in […]

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Hasidic Jews Watch “Fiddler on the Roof” For the First Time

“Fiddler on the Roof” is a classic movie all about family, faith, and most importantly – tradition! It follows the footsteps and portrays the lives of families in the Orthodox Jewish community back in shtetl Russia. People always assume the movie is about Hasidim (even though it’s not) so we thought it would be funny […]

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Orthodox Jews In The News: Weekly Round Up

“Driver With Cancer Patient Wrongly Accused of ‘Illegal Cab’”  Although TLC wrongly accused this Hasidic man, it was a nice opportunity for an otherwise hidden kindness to be publicized. “How a Nice Jewish Exterminator Rids a City of Pests.” – An Orthdox Jewish exterminator kills bugs the Kosher way. “Orthodox Jews, Afro-Caribbeans Compete in Annual Soccer […]

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