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Shulem Deen

SHULEM DEEN has been writing the Hasidic Rebel blog since 2003, and he's also the founder and editor of, a journal for writers on the Hasidic fringe.

A Person of Prominence

It started when my friend Mark asked me, “Would you mind speaking to my Hasidic boyfriend?” Mark was straight, and it wasn’t really his boyfriend. Just a Hasidic gentleman who started calling Mark’s cell phone one day and had turned into a phone-pal of sorts.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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