Shula Rosen

Shula Rosen recently wrote, directed, and acted in an evening of monologues, “Women of Valor,” expressing two true experiences of unusual orthodox Jewish women. The play premiered at the Stage One Festival, Jerusalem, 2012. Currently, she is working on a novel, Zelda’s Demon, and was awarded the John Crowe Ransom Poetry Award at Kenyon College in 1994.

The Invisible Chassidishe Maidel (The Invisible Chassidic Girl)

By Shula Rosen

Shmuel Pearlmutter had never looked at a woman. Yes, he had a vague recollection of what his mother looked like, since he had caught a definite glance at her stooped dotage two days earlier when she fed him soup at her apartment. But an actual woman, aside from his mother, was as familiar a sight to the Jerusalem-born chossid as the Grand Canyon.