Summary: A life apart relates the story of the creation of the Hasidic post-Holocaust communities in the United States. Seven years in the making, this documentary explores Hasidic homes, schools, and ceremonies.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: First Run/Icarus Films 1997
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Summary: "As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her [Hasidic] Jewish community in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearl's father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community . Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach. She travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept....
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2005
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Summary: Traces the author's upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FELDMAN, DEBORAH FEL
Summary: Through one woman's life at a moment of surprising change, the award-winning author Goldie Goldbloom tells a deeply affecting, morally insightful story and offers a rare look inside Brooklyn's Chasidic community. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just a block or two up from the East River on Division Avenue, Surie Eckstein is soon to be a great-grandmother. Her ten children range in age from thirteen...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019
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Summary: A portrait of cultural conflict in action visits a small Iowa community where Lubavitcher Jews opened a successful slaughterhouse and found themselves in conflict with gentile neighbors.
Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.733 BLO
Contents: The bandits' nigun (3:59) -- Inner thoughts -- (2:45) -- Nigun of the Ba'al Shem Tov (2:48) -- V'Somachto (2:58) -- U'zu Azoh (2:51) -- The Sabbath - "L'Cho Dodi" (3:49) -- Wedding processional -- The Sabbath - "M'ain Olam Habo" (2:15) -- A Vanbrengen Nigun (2:37) -- Azamair B'Shvochim (2:37) -- Yom-bom-bom (5:23) -- Farewell to the Sabbath Nigun (1:59) -- The "Donkey" Nigun (2:18) -- Rachmono...
Format: sound recording-musical
Publisher / Publication Date: ARC Music 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/MIDDLE EAST TAB
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC Kelle
Summary: "Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, profoundly isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of an eighteenth-century Eastern European enclave, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life.Stein was born as the first son in a rabbinical dynastic family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Stein...
Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2019
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Summary: The story of two Hasidic sisters living in the Mea Shearim area of Jerusalem. Rivka and her husband are deeply in love, but he obeys his rabbi father and divorces her after 10 childless years of marriage. Rivka's sister Malka loves a man who has left Hasidism after joining the army, but accepts the marriage her parents have arranged to the rabbi's assistant.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 2000
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KAD
Summary: A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2003
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Summary: "Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY DAH
Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL
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Summary: The ways in which Hanukkah was reshaped by American Jews reveals the changing goals and values that emerged among different contingents each December as they confronted the reality of living as a religious minority in the United States. Bringing together clergy and laity, artists and businessmen, teachers, parents, and children, Hanukkah has been a dynamic force for both stability and change in...
Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296.435 ASH
Summary: This is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. The book's unique blend of intellectual, religious, and social history offers perspectives on the movement's leaders as well as its followers, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2018