Ruth Margalit’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She grew up in Israel. (October 2017)

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Menashe Lustig in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s film Menashe

Menashe

a film directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein

Srugim

a television series created by Laizy Shapiro and Havvah Deevon
How insular a community is may be measured by its share of members who wish to appear on camera. When a casting call went out to New York’s ultra-Orthodox community, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands, to appear in Menashe, a feature film set in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, only sixty people showed up.