New World Hasidim: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America / Edition 1

New World Hasidim: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America / Edition 1

by Janet S. Belcove-Shalin
     
 

Hasidim has long been the subject of historical, philosophical, and literary accounts, but it is only in recent years that it has begun to attract the close attention of social scientists. This book highlights contemporary ethnographic perspectives that convey the richness and complexity of Hasidic life. Political engagement, gender roles, ritual life, proselytizing… See more details below

Overview

Hasidim has long been the subject of historical, philosophical, and literary accounts, but it is only in recent years that it has begun to attract the close attention of social scientists. This book highlights contemporary ethnographic perspectives that convey the richness and complexity of Hasidic life. Political engagement, gender roles, ritual life, proselytizing activities, and community revitalization are just some of the topics covered in this study that casts light on one of the more enigmatic religious communities of contemporary America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791422465
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword
Samuel C. Heilman

Introduction: New World Hasidim
Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

1. Boundaries and Self-Presentation among the Hasidim: A Study in Identity Maintenance
William Shaffir

2. HaBaD & Habban: "770's" Impact on a Yemenite Jewish Community in Israel
Laurence D. Loeb

3. The Language of the Heart: Music in Lubavitcher Life
Ellen Koskoff

4. Varieties of Fundamentalist Experience: Lubavitch Hasidic and Fundamentalist Christian Approaches to Contemporary Family Life
Lynn Davidman and Janet Stocks

5. Engendering Orthodoxy: Newly Orthodox Women and Hasidism
Debra R. Kaufman

6. Agents or Victims of Religious Ideology?: Approaches to locating Hasidic Women in Feminist Studies
Bonnie Morris

7. The Economic Revitalization of the Hasidic Community of Williamsburg
George Kranzler

8. Home In Exile: Hasidim in the New World
Janet S.Belcove Shalin

9. The Bobover Hasidim Piremshpiyl:From Folk Drama for Purim to a Ritual of Transcending the Holocaust
Shifra Epstein

10. The Charismatic Leader of the Hasidic Community:The Zaddiq, the Rebbe
Solomon Poll

Contributors

Index

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