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  • Showbiz meets shtetl: Helping Hollywood get Hasidim right

    2 weeks ago

    When it comes to Hasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume.

    But that approach isn’t without its challenges.

    Meyer, a New York-based Lubavitcher Hasid, recounted one occasion when he was hired to cast...

  • Avoiding ‘Escape from the Holy Shtetl’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 19, 2008 | 6:56 pm

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    I haven’t actually been avoiding this story, but since receiving an e-mail from New York magazine’s flak on Monday I’ve lacked the time to really think about the most commented, most e-mailed and nearly most-viewed story at nymag.com. You’ve probably seen it somewhere else by now,...

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