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How I Escaped Hasidic Judaism and Went From Living on the Streets to Being a Hollywood Actor
Actor, 'Felix and Meira,' 'Transparent'
For most of my life, I believed that all non-Jews hate us and want to kill us.
Unorthodox? Try This: A Young Hasidic Wife Breaks With Her Tradition, Writes Tell-All Book
Editor of HeadButler.com
"I had to believe everything I was taught, if only to survive," she writes. And what was she taught? In the slow-track classes for girls, nothing very academic, for a girl could realistically have no higher destiny than marriage at 17 and motherhood a year later.
Hasidic Man Burns Neighbor For Not Praying Right
Police Crime Reporting Scandal: Now the 66th Precinct?
Veteran police reporter and author
Did Brooklyn police ignore a citizen's complaint about a flasher who ended up shooting four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol?
: An Honest Portrayal of Conversion
Campbell's play isn't solely about his Jewish identity; it's a retelling of the inner struggles that prompted him to go searching and a hilarious recollection of the obstacles he endured while trying to find himself.
Ex-Hasid Pokes Holes in
Freelance writer and reporter based in NYC
"People trust Hasids... I know how this works... In the five years that I studied Yeshiva in London, I was never asked by customs to open my bags," says Luzer Twersky.
What Hipsters Can Learn From Hasids About the Bedford Bike Lane
Author, "Thank You, Anarchy" and "God in Proof"
If bikers had been more courteous on Bedford, there might still be a lane there. The Hasidim probably wouldn't like it at first, but they'd at least tolerate us.
Hipsters vs. Hasids: The Battle Over Brooklyn's Bike Lanes
Brooklyn Hasidic Man Mugged For His $1,200 Fur Hat!
An Interview with Matisyahu, Plus Barbra Streisand and Brian Setzer Updates
Trafficbeat Entertainment, Music Biz Vet
Matisyahu's latest album,
showcases his young, old soul, further exploring musical territories of both the secular and sacred.
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Children of Fundamentalism: Why I Hate Caring Communities!
The mind needs freedom to question, which is impossible if constrained by the black and white mindset of fundamentalism. In any religion, excessive control clamps down the pipeline of creativity that feeds the soul.
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