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HASIDIC life

Do Hasidim smoke?

Among Satmar Hasidic Jews, women never smoke. It’s really unheard of. But quite common for men, even though it’s officially frowned upon.

The End of Jewish Delis?

The Jewish comedian Jackie Mason has recently been visiting Gottlieb’s restaurant in the Hasidic community for a bit of deli-style Jewish food.

True Story

This "True Story" is the result of about twenty hours of work and some very misguided ideas about my artistic capabilities.

On Zionism

Yes, there is a legend among the Satmar Hasidim that...
A guy playing golf with Lulav and Esrog

On Sukkos

Happy holidays, friends. If you get to play golf and...
Shana Tova U'mtuka

On The New Year

Dearest friends, readers, lurkers, critics, sinners, saints, fellow humans, Wishing...
Reb Nachman asks the dancing men on his grave to shut up

On Uman

We’re reading some of Reb Nachmen of Breslev’s writings this...

On Sex

One of the most unfortunate bits of misinformation among Hasidim...
Rabbi Teitelbuam and Marilyn Monroe as founders of Kiryas Joel, Monroe

On Monroe

This cartoon was inspired by something I read on Monroe....
Paulino deliveries delivers a Hasidic woman's baby

On Nida

You may have heard about the Orthodox couple whose baby was delivered by a truck driver

We Moved!

Hello dearest readers and lurkers. As you may have noticed,...