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#557 Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Deborah grew up in a land of rules. Everyone else was just like her and everyone else knew what she did, or didn’t do, as the case sometimes was. 932 more words


"The Chosen"

“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice”

It has been a long time since I read a book that captivated the imagination like this. 524 more words



After uttering Oy Vey for the twelfth time yesterday, my new Paradise friend quizzically inquired, “You inject sooo many Yiddish words and expressions into your speech. 756 more words


Unorthodox: A book about faith

When I moved to New York this winter, I was surprised by the constant presence of “Amish-looking” people, who I came to know as members of a Hasidic Jewish sect. 445 more words



Wisecracks like that may very well soon become dangerous in countries far from the front, as Islamic State, Daesh, gains not only more ground but more grip on its potential recruits. 311 more words

Photo Diary: A Day Out In London

If there’s something undeniably amazing about London it’s the amount of people admiring the historical and modern aspects of one of the world’s most iconic cities who come from all walks of life. 386 more words

Arts & Photography

City Wanderings Day 1: The Hasidic Jews & I

   “I want to see the Jews,” I thought as I read an article praising Williamsburg, Brooklyn for its up and coming hipster presence and its prominent Hasidic community. 968 more words

In The Beginning