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This Yiddish film is a rare look into Hasidic Brooklyn life

This Yiddish film is a rare look into Hasidic Brooklyn life

"Menashe" — thought to be the first Yiddish movie in more than 70 years — is based on the true story of a Hasidic single father in Borough Park.

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Israel & Middle East

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