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  • How Matisyahu became a Hasidic humanist — in his own words

    January 14, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    Matisyahu’s personal and religious journey — from non-religious stoner teen to Hasidic reggae rocker to non-Orthodox Jewish symbol — has been tracked closely in the media.

    On Friday night, the Jewish reggae star sat down to tell his story in his own words, no holds barred. He...

  • Showbiz meets shtetl: Helping Hollywood get Hasidim right

    August 18, 2014 | 11:33 am

    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


    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,...