Monthly archives: February, 2018

Meyer Habib, the Modern-Day Mordecai of French Jewry?

There’s a joke among French-Ashkenazi-Jews (or what’s left of them) that says that Sephardim are the Jews’ best friends. If that saying is true, Meyer Habib, who was born in Paris to Tunisian parents 56 years ago, is unquestionably one of the best friends that French Jews have. Habib is tall, muscular, and sympathetic. He …

Today on Jewcy: Welcome to ‘House of Esther’

Imagine if the night of Purim you could walk into the home of Queen Esther. A drink in your hand—let’s say, a Huntsman… or even better, a HuntsHaman—you’d let her transport you into her sensual, mysterious world. Click here to read the full post on Jewcy. Continue reading “Today on Jewcy: Welcome to ‘House of …

A Jewish Teen Outreach Program Goes National

Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Would you date someone who’s not Jewish? Do you think you’re going to heaven or hell? Imagine being asked these questions by a non-Jew—maybe someone who’s never even met a Jewish person before. Would you be able to answer them? Would you be able to represent the entirety of …

Keeping Kosher on Food Stamps

It’s Thursday morning in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and Rachel, a 37 year-old Hasidic mother of nine, is preparing for Shabbat. Amid the sounds of chopping and her toddler daughter’s coughs, she explains that she’s been on food stamps for over a decade. For a single-income family of their size, “food is a big expense,” she …

Floating Shapes Gracefully Form Into Abstract Visual Portrayals of Music Being Played by Musicians

“Nebula” by Polish filmmaker Marcin Nowrotek is a gorgeously fluid animation in which floating shapes provide abstract visual portrayals of the sounds coming from a saxophone, piano and bass, with each given a unique visual signature. These individual shapes lead back to the musicians playing their instruments as a means of identification before drifting upward, …