Thursday, March 22

Chulent

"Some people keep God but throw out the culture. Some people keep the culture but throw out God. One guy leaves because of challenges to the veracity of the religion. Another guy will leave because he wants to go off and listen to Madonna. Each person has his own story.” When they gather, people beat on African drums, chain-smoke cigarettes, speak Yiddish, drink beer, play electric guitars and sing old Hasidic songs at the top of their lungs, creating a mutant yet richly textured variation of the culture they grew up with.
What is this? It's Chulent, where haredim on the fring tantsn of tsvay chasenes.

Read about it here.
Audio slide show here.

2 Comments:

At 9:09 AM, Blogger muse said...

I stopped making it, since my family says I'm a horrid chulent maker.

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous suzy said...

interesting place

 

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