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Life Apart: Hasidism In America
     

A Life Apart: Hasidism In America

Director: Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky

Cast: Leonard Nimoy, Sarah Jessica Parker

 
With deeply ingrained moral codes based on traditions that date back to the 18th century, practitioners of Hasidic Judaism stand apart from mainstream modern socieities, making the one of the most misunderstood sects of the Hebrew religion. The sect had its origins in Central Europe and did not really establish communities in the U.S. until after the Nazis invaded

Overview

With deeply ingrained moral codes based on traditions that date back to the 18th century, practitioners of Hasidic Judaism stand apart from mainstream modern socieities, making the one of the most misunderstood sects of the Hebrew religion. The sect had its origins in Central Europe and did not really establish communities in the U.S. until after the Nazis invaded their homelands. This insightful documentary profiles some of those American communities and the effect they have on their neighbors as well as the way the outside world affects them.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2001
UPC:
0720229909716
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
80,552

Special Features

Extended PBS interview with directors; Directors' commentary track; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene access

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Introduction [:06]
2. Main Characters [7:02]
3. Philosophy and History [7:14]
4. Role of the Rebbe [6:10]
5. The Trefine Medina [4:11]
6. The Holocaust and the Hasidim [6:24]
7. Survivors Arrive in America [4:33]
8. The Urban Puritans [4:30]
9. Customs and Rituals [5:07]
10. The Woman's Role [5:14]
11. Leaving the Community [5:20]
12. Conflict with Outsiders [3:28]
13. Love and Marriage [6:21]
14. Earning a Living [4:33]
15. Reaching Out to the World [8:26]
16. Conclusion [4:55]
17. A Wedding [5:13]
18. Credits and Funders [2:34]

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