hasidic jews

Impact
"These, my Holy Brothers, are sweet. You must have one. You must." Wired as this man was to the experience that everything
Queer Voices
LGBTQ+ kids in fundamentalist societies have secrets to keep from a young age. They feel different when everyone around them is supposed to be the same. They are often shy, insecure, and crave love, and have no one in whom to confide.
Religion
For the ladies of Perl, women-only concerts are a chance to rock out.
Religion
Hasidic Judaism embraces joy and spirituality, yearning and learning, powerful singing, but most individuals in these communities
Queer Voices
Leah Lax's extraordinary new memoir is Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home. Lax, who is a lesbian, presents a rare and intimate account of a woman's life among the insular Hasidim, the Jewish ultra-orthodox, where she had an arranged marriage and raised many children.
Religion
"It was absolutely devastating," former Hasidic Jew Shulem Deen said.
Religion
Back home in Minnesota, the lakes are sparkling, and throngs of people will soon be flying around them on bikes. How do these go together under one God, the horrors of Auschwitz and the comfort of this time and place?
Religion
Ahron Klein, chief executive of the schools, confirmed to The Guardian that the formal ban had been dropped. “The headteacher
Religion
Dina Brawer, U.K. ambassador of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, took issue with the ban. "Telling women they can’t
Religion
How does it all unravel? Slowly. Deen’s first explorations of the outside world take place in books. The provocative title
Religion
“The theological short of it is this: Jewish men have a mitzvah (commandment) not to hear the singing voice of women outside
Religion
Goldberger and her husband chose to leave the community in 2008, and at the age of 23, she finally learned how to drive. “Of
Religion
The first time Lynn Davidman bit into a cheeseburger, she was worried for her life. “I was afraid some punishment by God
Religion
But the Jews who practice kaporos claim it’s they have a right to practice their religion in the way they see fit. Avi Shafran
Culture & Arts
Dressed as their religion dictates, they set up their own equipment, they had no roadies, and from what I understand they couldn't play from sundown Friday to Saturdays because of the Sabbath.
Travel
In a kitchen in Mea She'arim, stands an unlikely group of people: a Christian from Texas, a Muslim Arab from the Mount of Olives, and a Christian Arab from Jerusalem. Even more unusual is that the group is learning how to bake Challah -- the special sweet bread baked for the Jewish Sabbath.
New York
This isn't the first time a sign in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood has sparked controversy. Illegal signs posted to trees