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Posted November 6, 2005
She certainly tried. But understanding, and subsequently explaining the culture - is beyond her.
While well written, I find that Hella Winston missed the big picture because of her preassumed notions. In spite of her efforts to be open-minded it is always easier to have your beliefs validated rather the shattered. So quite naturally she chose the former. The Hasidic Community is as human as any other. We are a sensation only because of who we are, what we stand for - and the fact that we unfortunately sometimes forget that. I actually went so far as to open a blog to discuss her discrepancies, which arose from a perspective that was inevitable with her being as an outsider looking in. You can find me at blogspot.com under the blogger name of rechosen.
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Posted December 27, 2005
sincere, but didnt quite get it
a bit shallow,it seems the author was under the impression that 'if you look the same, you think the same'.There is a unique mind under the hat. The book fails to discuss the illusions these confused souls were expecting to have after 'the Change' & the continued feelings of emptiness in their lives. the book is telling a simple fact which is known to all in regard to any religion there are always those that are unhappy. lacking deep insightWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.