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Menashe – Huffington Post: ‘Menashe’ at Berlinale: Behind the Veil of New York’s Hasidic Community

Menashe is part of a community where not being strict about the rules gets your kids thrown out of school, being unmarried is frowned upon and the religious leader decides the fate of the people. Menashe is a Hasidic Jew living in New York, a man who wants to retain custody of his young son 

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Menashe Sundance 2017 Film Review

Documentary maker Joshua Z. Weinstein graduates to narrative features with this intimate account of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish widower at risk of losing his son due to strict religious tradition. Contemporary screen depictions of Brooklyn’s Hasidic community — for instance Boaz Yakin’s A Price Above Rubies or Sidney Lumet’s A Stranger Among Us — have tended 

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