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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

Leah Lax | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah Lax

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

Gad Saad | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Gad Saad

In an 8-1 decision the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hijab-clad woman who had been denied a job by Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) based on its "look policy" (which has since been redefined by the company).

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Movie Review: Fill the Void

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fill the Void is as interesting for the things it doesn't do as for what it does. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein and set in the Hasidic community of Tel Aviv, it's a story about family and a sense of duty, informed by a devout faith.

Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.

Matisyahu's Transformation Isn't Unique

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

If we learn anything from Matisyahu's very public religious transformation it should be that our identity isn't static. Our lives are journeys.

Matisyahu's Search For Authenticity

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

In the 24 months that Matisyahu worked on this album, one wonders if he found what he was looking for or is still searching. Did he find diamonds or did he find dirt?

How Traif Came to Williamsburg

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Chef Jason Marcus of Traif demos his psychedelic foie gras, eggs, hot sauce, and maple gastrique, and also tells a memorable story about a rogue hasid...

Hipsters vs. Hasids: The Battle Over Brooklyn's Bike Lanes

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The war over Williamsburg has taken yet another turn. In response to last week's removal of bike lanes in the traditionally Hasidic neighborhood in...

Religious Groups Assume The Victims' Role

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

A bill is pending in the New York State Legislature to temporarily lift the statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children.