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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?

Orthodox Jewish Woman Who Claims Abuse Ostracized By Own Community

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — The abuse went on for nearly three years before the schoolgirl told anyone that her spiritual adviser was molesting her while he was ...

His Beard Is Too Long For NYPD

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refu...

How Traif Came to Williamsburg

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
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.