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“Being a man was about being tough, not backing down”: Rappers, Hasids, Sabras, and the Battle for the Future of Jewish Israeli Male Identity

Avi Blitz

Zionism sought to alter forever the image of the Jewish male. Avi Blitz looks at what happened, and how Yiddish fits in.

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Briv funem Arkhiv: 1987 Poster Announcing Pilgrimages to Lezajsk (Lizhensk)

Shifra Epstein

Posters like this one for special events, graduations, sales of Hasidic garments, computers, new books, videos and more are still popular in the Hasidic neighborhoods of Brooklyn. However, in recent years the internet has changed the business.

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Going Off Script: The Contradictory Pleasures of Unorthodox

Roni Masel

Roni Masel proposes a “failed watching” of Netflix’s new series Unorthodox that sidesteps questions of authenticity in representation and instead “generates what we could call queer pleasure or OTD pleasure.”

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