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Jewish Bellydancers in Brooklyn

My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough

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Jewish Bellydancers in Brooklyn, comic by Leela Corman

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RuthGo says:

Yes, Brooklyn is more than just the hipster neighborhoods. Also, the Big Banana has fantastic bread.

ldancer says:

SO much more. There’s no place like south Brooklyn. And Big Banana is the bomb! Domino Russian market on Kings Highway & e. 19th is awesome, too, as is Memo Shish Kebab across the street.

And the hipster neighborhoods are so much more than that, too…

- Leela Corman

Tsivia Finman says:

Love your drawings, and your sentiment!

disqus_dc5yoYcO8z says:

great stuff! really enjoyed the story/drawings.

marcella wachtel says:

This is too, too, funny! I am still giggling as I post this comment. Illustrations are terrific, too.

Natasha says:

Kensingtonian here! This is perfect. I’m trying to make friends with the Bangladeshi-Pakistani-Ukrainian-Russian-Albanian moms in my daughter’s kindergarten class, and I have some good stories about Hasidic moms and kids at the Kensington library and in the Maimonides emergency room. Thanks for your fabulous comic.

As someone who learned bellydance in an area full of Russian Jews for 3 years, I found this hilariously accurate! I loved this!! :)

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Jewish Bellydancers in Brooklyn

My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough