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

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Albany, NY, U.S. A 1995 Trade Paperback Near Fine A volume of original ethnographic studies of Hasidic communities in North America; according to Sander Gilman, "...the range ... of this book is unmatched in the more recent literature. The essays cover most of the major issues and problems, such as the questions of Jewish women in the Hasidim, Jewish culture, politics and social structure, and comparative fundamentalism. It is a substantial contribution of Jewish Studies and of anthropology. " (dark brown cover with very slight edgewear and corner crease, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy) Read more Show Less

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A collection of essays that examines the culture, politics, and social structure of Hasidic Jewish life.
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“…refreshing to read … fascinating … ” — Le’ela
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791422465
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Series: SUNY series in Anthropology and Judaic Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet S. Belcove-Shalin is Senior Research Associate in the Southwestern Social Science Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents



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



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