The hit show about ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students is utterly inaccurate but entirely true.
Is the Holocaust indeed the driving force of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities such as mine?
I believe my decision to attend a public high school, though in direct defiance of my community, is ultimately consistent with my upbringing.
The story goes that the Nazis burned the collection of the yeshiva library, but clues indicate this is simply not true.
“There’s a large number of people who are allergic to anything mystical or magical.”
He tried not to study her so he did so from the side, when she wasn’t watching.
As a rabbi’s daughter, Leah Vincent was never allowed to learn Talmud. Years after abandoning ultra-Orthodoxy, she sets out to rediscover it.
‘Yeshivish’ Jews are not linked to any Hasidic group. Leah Vincent says she uses the term because any group needs a label to be properly understood, critiqued and celebrated.
English spoken by Orthodox Jews is sometimes described as a different language or a dialect. How does it compare to the so-called ‘Ebonics’ spoken by urban black Americans?