orthodox judaism


The Beach Party for Former Religious Fundamentalists

Former Scientologists, Mormons, and Hassidic Jews attend this biannual meetup in Southern California.


Sara Erenthal's Journey From Ultra-Orthodox Jew to Nude Model and Artist

After fleeing her strict religious upbringing and an abusive past, Sara Erenthal is immersing herself in the New York art scene.


The Trials and Tribulations of Matisyahu

Strap on your tie-dye shorts, Matisyahu is back.


On Patrol with North London's Orthodox Jewish Crime Fighters

Shomrim (Hebrew for "guards") is on call 24 hours a day. Every day it gets 11 to 15 calls, but more just after the sabbath, when there's a backlog due to people reporting incidents they had witnessed the previous day when they couldn't use the phone.


The Child-Rape Assembly Line

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.