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My review of Among Righteous Men by Matthew Shaer... →
The Ludmirer Moyd: My brother's encounter with... →
ludmirermoyd: My brother just sent me a series of text messages about this. (Edited for punctuation and such, though the three exclamation points and emoticon are his.) “So there’s this Hasidic lady I sat across from on the bus. She’s with her baby. Her husband is standing down the way with the stroller. She…
I just called my congressman.
Congresswoman that is. You should call yours too. Corporations should not be allowed to censor the internet.
thingsaregettinggood-deactivate asked: Hi! Just wondering, which sect did you grow up in? I know there are several types of chassidim in Williamsburg. Thanks!
Anonymous asked: Hi Deborah. I can't wait to read your book! I am writing the last chapter of my novel about a Jewish woman who falls in love with a Catholic detective and is stunned when her adoptive parents reveal she isn't really Jewish. It must be so exciting to see your book in print! But, on to my question. Do you still practice Judaism and do your family members/community speak to you since you...
Basic Space: Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky →
jenneric: This is a fiction novel about Russian-born teenage girl living in Germany, Sascha, who is plotting to avenge the death of her mother by killing her stepfather, who killed her mother. Her current goals, she tells us, are to kill her stepfather and write a book about her mother; however, the…
Basic Space: "It might be impossible to separate... →
Oh wow, I loved this book so much. Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky. I’m so glad for publishers like Europa that make great translations of foreign books. jenneric: Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Alina Bronksy, author of Broken Glass Park. I found her answer to be very interesting, and it actually comforted me quite a bit. I’ve been rather distressed lately as what I’ve been...
lazersilberstein asked: So, you're all about criticizing Hasidism; does this extend to Israel/Zionism? Do you have an opinion about Chabad's support for Israel and, say, Satmar's anti-Zionism? What are your feelings on the subject? Thanks.
The Inherent Anti-Jewish Nature of Anti-Zionism
letzterwritingandphotography: “Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism.” I keep hearing this insistent protest. It comes up unprovoked, usually right before the speaker says something too crude to go without a caveat. It’s not that I hate you, but… Other times Read More
Hot damn, I made the SLC in the News page. Nothing... →
There I am, sandwiched between literature professor Nicholas Mills and writing faculty member and acclaimed poet Marie Howe. :)
Dannielle Blumenthal OP-ED: Occupy your life →
Thanks for quoting!
unitedpigeonsoflowermanhattan asked: have you ever heard anybody (maybe elderly people) speaking Hungarian or using specific Hungarian phrases in Williamsburg?
My dear friend Paulette Goto blogs about food and... →
Anonymous asked: Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven
What do a bunch of old Jews know about living... →
This week’s New York Mag explains.
whenlifegivesyoutumblr asked: Hi Deborah! I was wondering do you think your book will be well received in the Hasidic community? I was talking about you and your book to a Hasidic friend of mine from Willamsburg last night and he mentioned he and quite a few people he knows know about your upcoming book release, and it just made me wonder.
ludmirermoyd asked: Okay, a non-question and then a question: 1) You are awesome and I can't wait to read your memoir and your first novel! :D 2) Do you or have you ever contributed to Unpious? I follow it fairly regularly and was just curious.
Anonymous asked: Why do some Hasidic women shave their heads after marriage?
journalofthelikeminded: D A I L Y I M P R E S S I O N S Saturday afternoon, walking down the streets of Brooklyn´s Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, South Williamsburg.. // Sunday: rain…