Sara Trappler Spielman is a freelance writer in Brooklyn.

A Town Divided

A new documentary explores the bitter divisions in a New York town between the large Hasidic community and secular local activists who want to stop their Hasidic neighbors from expanding


Sick of Dancing Hasidim Playing Violins? Meet the New Baal Teshuvah Artists of Brooklyn.

Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression


Frum Female Underground Films

A spate of Orthodox women are turning to filmmaking (some restrictions apply)

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