Debra Nussbaum Cohen


Is the 'Man Seder' Wrong?

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Courtesy of Reuven Spolter // A scene from a ‘man seder’ in Oak Park, Michigan Read More


Keeping Track of Orthodox 'Tznius Craziness'

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

tznius craziness // An ad for children’s costumes shows female faces blanked out. Read More


The Haredi Community Isn’t ‘Ultra.’ Really?

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox bride Rivka Hannah (Hofman) at her Jerusalem wedding in 2014. / Getty Images Read More


Welcome to the a Capella Revolution

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Welcome to the a Capella Revolution
Listen to Pentatonix, and you’ll be sure that you hear instruments. In fact, it is an a cappella quintet of young singers — four men and one woman — who perform without any accompaniment, and manage to make a remarkable range of sounds in musical styles ranging from pop to electronica to R&B and dubstep.Read More


What's Unnerving About Angela Buchdahl? She Talks About God

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

What's Unnerving About Angela Buchdahl? She Talks About God
What makes people nervous about Rabbi Angela Buchdahl isn’t that she is so young, or a woman. No, it’s because she talks about God.Read More






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