Union Square

Sukkah City Goes West

How Funky is Your Sukkah? The sukkah-building competition hits St. Louis.

10/13/2014
Staff Writer

Manhattan’s Union Square achieved national attention in 2010 for temporarily turning into “Sukkah City,” a collection of modernistic sukkah huts created by some of the country’s leading designers and architects. The sukkot – all adhered to the specifications of Jewish law – were the result of a national competition sponsored by Reboot, the Jewish cultural innovation organization, in partnership with the Union Square Partnership.

Secular Lens, Religious Vision

Italian photographer’s view of religious women upended by project.

05/01/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

A woman from Sderot carries her 6-month-old baby while she picks grapes on a kibbutzPhotos by Federica Valabrega

A member of the Breslov sect dances at sunset near her home in Beit Meir, Israel.

Editor's Note: For staff writer Steve Lipman's story about the Gil Cohen-Magen's photography of Mea Shearim and other haredi communities, click here.

Italian photographer Federica Valabrega always believed religious women were oppressed and unhappy.

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