Hasidic People / Edition 1

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Extreme piety, joyous intensity, and a unique social organization have distinguished the Hasidim from other Orthodox Jews since the latter half of the eighteenth century. After the Second World War, survivors of the once thriving Hasidic communities of Eastern Europe began to settle in New York City. Hasidic People is an engrossing social history of the New York community based on extensive interviews, observation, newspaper files, and court records. Jerome Mintz, an anthropologist, combines historical study with tenacious investigation to provide a vivid account of social and religious dynamics. In an objective and thoughtful framework he allows events to unfold through the reports and commentaries of the Hasidim and those in close association with them. Their voices fill the book with vibrant life and meaning. Mintz's work offers new insights into family life, succession in Hasidic dynasties, social change, and conflicts concerning proselytizing, the State of Israel, and Messianic expectations. From Brooklyn enclaves to settlements in the suburbs, we see a people set apart and yet living in close proximity with other ethnic groups, including blacks and Latinos, and facing competition for housing, economic development, and political representation. Hasidic People takes the reader from the various neighborhood settlements through years of growth to the tragic riots in Crown Heights at the close of the summer of 1991. With engaging style, rich in personal insight, the book invites us into this old world within the new, a way of life at once foreign and yet intrinsic to the American experience.
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Editorial Reviews

Moment

By letting [his] subject speak for itself, Mintz [allows his] readers to encounter religious belief in all its unwieldy complexity...[His] work reveals a degree of immersion in his subject that few, if any, outsiders have ever achieved.
— Alan Edelstein

Journal of Church and State

A wonderful study...At every opportunity Mintz presents verbatim quotations from Hasidim to allow their point of view to permeate the volume.
— Rabbi Norman Mark Klein

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Readers are escorted through New York's Hasidic community...They not only meet the residents but also learn why they are there, how they live and work and pray, and discover something of their internal politics...This rich ethnography offers detailed insights into a dynamic movement and a volatile community, and its charismatic and demanding leadership.
Moment - Alan Edelstein
By letting [his] subject speak for itself, Mintz [allows his] readers to encounter religious belief in all its unwieldy complexity...[His] work reveals a degree of immersion in his subject that few, if any, outsiders have ever achieved.
Journal of Church and State - Rabbi Norman Mark Klein
A wonderful study...At every opportunity Mintz presents verbatim quotations from Hasidim to allow their point of view to permeate the volume.
Moment
By letting [his] subject speak for itself, Mintz [allows his] readers to encounter religious belief in all its unwieldy complexity...[His] work reveals a degree of immersion in his subject that few, if any, outsiders have ever achieved.
— Alan Edelstein
Journal of Church and State
A wonderful study...At every opportunity Mintz presents verbatim quotations from Hasidim to allow their point of view to permeate the volume.
— Rabbi Norman Mark Klein
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674381162
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 8/19/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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