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Unorthodox

Deborah Feldman wrote a book about her flight from the Hasidic community. The American publisher called it a memoir. The German publisher called it a novel. A discrepancy I can only attribute to the difference in what passes for truth in America and Germany. One might...

Language War

פאסירונגען אין א גרינעם רעגנדיגער דינסטאג זיץ איך מיר אזוי אנגענעם און באקוועם אונעם בית בכבוד. איך צינד זיך אן מיין מוזיק אויפן העכסטן, אוודאי פארשטייט זיך נאר אונם אויער, קיינער טאר דאך נישט הערן וואס איך הער דא – און איך רוה זיך אביסל אפ פון א פילע טאג קלאצן....
Assimilated Amy

Assimilated Amy

Now that I, along with the rest of the world am on lock down, it seems a perfect time for me and the other members of The New Yiddish Rep to get serious about blogging.  so here goes my first attempt. My husband David Mandelbaum, the force behind The New Yiddish Rep...

Memories of Marsha P. Johnson

A friend of mine called me about a month ago and said she’d been scrolling through her news feed and had come across something she thought I might find interesting. ”Do you know who the Governor is naming a Brooklyn park after?” She asked. It took me barely a...