For much of his life, Israel Irenstein lived in the strict Gur Hasidic community. Now, he teaches ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews how to navigate the tricky waters of the secular dating scene.
‘Pulpit Plus One’ interviews Malya, the wife of an an assistant rabbi at a Reform congregation, on being caught eating pepperoni pizza at IKEA and becoming a partner in serving the congregation.
Many try to mitigate Barry Freundel’s crimes with the claim that peeping on women in the mikveh isn’t violent. Elana Sztokman says it’s time for a conversation about what non-violent sexual assault looks like, and what it does to victims.
In a land of cannibal slavers, where marauding vampire maniacs patrol the land, Mad Max is on a mission to find a decent bagel with schmear. Max Stein, that is.
Borrowing a bit from Albert Camus, Woody Allen debuted ‘Irrational Man,’ his 46th film, at Cannes. A.J. Goldmann reports that it has brought some energy and a lot of nihilism to a festival that was off to a slow start.