Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights

Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights

by Matthew Shaer
     
 

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Praise for Among Righteous Men

"An engrossing read, from the first page to the last. How many of us have looked at Orthodox Hasidic enclaves and wondered about the life and people within? With a keen eye and empathetic ear, Shaer takes us into this world. Brooklyn, New York is the setting for a courtroom drama that pits the insular world of the Hasidim against

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Praise for Among Righteous Men

"An engrossing read, from the first page to the last. How many of us have looked at Orthodox Hasidic enclaves and wondered about the life and people within? With a keen eye and empathetic ear, Shaer takes us into this world. Brooklyn, New York is the setting for a courtroom drama that pits the insular world of the Hasidim against the secular world outside. The book feels novelistic, but it is all too true, and Shaer brings to life the great characters: gangs, lawyers, religious leaders, victims, and perpetrators. All come alive in this wonderful, riveting book."
?Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

"A thrilling read that propels the reader into a most enjoyable fracas. Shaer delves deep into one of America's most fascinating and closed religious sub-cultures, the Crown Heights Lubavitcher Jews of New York City. Even if you don't know the difference between a bagel and bialy, you'll learn how and why our most devout beliefs can bring us together and drive us apart."
?Peter Moskos, author of Cop in the Hood

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118095201
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
702,229
File size:
358 KB

Meet the Author

MATTHEW SHAER, formerly a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, has written for New York magazine, Harper's, the Washington Post, and Slate.

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