Artifacts of Orthodox Childhoods

Personal and Critical Essays

by Dainy Bernstein, PhD, editor


This item will be released on December 28, 2021.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Dainy Bernstein

Part I:

  1. From Honey Cakes to Upsherin Cookies: Beginning Jewish Boyhood – Wendy Love Anderson

  2. A Childhood Siddur around 1990 – Hillel Broder

  3. The Anachronisms of Hasidic Yiddish Biblical Coloring Books – Frieda Vizel

  4. Devora Doresh and the Case of the Frum Girl Detective: Female Heroes in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Children’s Fiction – Meira Levinson

  5. A Passover Haggadah with a Refreshing Appreciation of Violence – Yoel Finkelman

  6. Cultural Ambivalence: Praxis in Haredi Jewish Industrial Toy Design – Shlomi Eiger

  7. Diagramming Modesty – Goldie Gross and Yehudis Keller

  8. The Shomer Negiah Song: A Touchy Subject – Talia Weisberg

Part II: Song and Music

  1. Parody and Pathos: The Art of Country Yossi – Elli Fischer

  2. Passing on the Journey – Hannah Lebovits

  3. The Music of the Marvelous Middos Machine – Lonna Gordon

  4. Miami Boys Choir and Bais Yaakov Learning Songs – Sarah Snider

  5. Pesach with Rebbe Alter – Miriam Bernstein

  6. Chanukah Songs, 1990s and 2020s – Miriam Moster

  7. Lubavitch Summer Camp Songs – Schneur Zalman Newfield

  8. Singing Our Sadness at Sleepaway Camp – Jessica Russak-Hoffman

Part III: Personal

  1. Bais Yaakov Production – Leslie Ginsparg Klein

  2. My Shul, My Place – Miriam L.

  3. My Yechi Yarmulka – Chanan Maister

  4. The Golem, Goyim, and the Hasidic Imagination – Shneur Zalman Newfield

  5. Torah Shebe’al Peh – Devora Steinmetz

  6. Ephemeral Memories of Childhood Ephemera – Shamma Boyarin

  7. The Heretics of Akiva Hebrew Day School – Sara Feldman, Abby Glogower, Sarah (Schreiber) Gray