Posts Tagged: Orthodox Jews

How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

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When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.”

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The Rumpus Interview with Shulem Deen

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Shulem Deen talks about his memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, his life as an ex-Hasidic author, divorce and parenting, and how painful he found it to be cast out from the religious sect he’d belonged to for over fifteen years.

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