Author Archives: Barbara Tiger-Levine

“Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish” looks at issues such as arranged marriage, the idealised notion of romantic love, ex-communication from community and family, and community infighting. This is a whacky modern Hassidic take on the age-old tale replete with lost youth, unrequited love and an edginess you’ll only find in Brooklyn.

The award winning Israeli movie “A Matter of Size” deals with our conflictual relationship to food, gaining and losing weight, and the results of our decision to concede, or not, to societal pressure.