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Lakewood, NJ: Towns Restrict Door-to-Door Solicitation …

| March 28, 2016

James Jackson wasnt interested in selling his home but thanked the black-suited man for his interest anyway. Thats when the man put his hand on Jacksons shoulder and told him he might want to reconsider. Many of his neighbors in the New Jersey shore town of Toms River, the man said, already planned to sell to Jewish buyers like those he represented

The Hasidim – Columbia University

| February 21, 2016

The Hasidim Last night PBS aired an extraordinary documentary titled "A Life Apart: Hasidism in America." Most people are familiar with Hasidim as the "ultra-orthodox" in Israel. On TV news, you usually see the men in their long black coats, beards and sidecurls on the front lines of some demonstration for expansion into Palestinian land

Kabbalah and Hasidism – My Jewish Learning

| February 21, 2016

Beginning in the 10th century, Jewish mystics and philosophers wrote commentaries on Sefer Yetzirah, a book about the secrets of creation probably written around the third century. At the same time, Jewish mystics compiled works of heikhalot literature, an early corpus of texts focused on mystical ascents to heaven

Chaptzem Blog!

| February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Hasidic Jews Watch "Fiddler on the Roof" For the First Time Bloomingburg mayor, trustee seek re-election Bloomingburgs mayor and a village trustee have filed their paperwork to run for re-election in March. Mayor Frank Gerardi and trustee James Johnson will run again on the Rural Heritage ticket, an independent party that was built on its opposition to developer Shalom Lamms construction of a 396-unit Hasidic townhouse development within the village. The last two village elections were decided in a courtroom, after allegations of voter fraud and religious discrimination led to fierce legal battles

Descendant of Hasidic Judaism Founder Comes Out as …

| January 15, 2016

Raised ultra-Orthodox in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Abby originally Srully Stein recently began transitioning from male to female.

Hasidism – Home | University of Calgary

| January 14, 2016

Note: The Hebrew word Hasid means "pious" and is employed in classical Jewish sources to designate one whose spiritual devotion extends beyond the technical requirements of Jewish religious law. The term came to denote an adherent of the popular East European Jewish religious movement whose history and doctrines are outlined below.

Religious Movements Homepage: Hasidism

| January 14, 2016

Hasidism This site offers a lot of information concerning Hasidism. Everything from why and how Hasidism was formed

Hasidic Women in the United States – My Jewish Learning

| January 14, 2016

How they are educated and their role in the community. By Bonnie Morris Reprinted from Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia with permission of the author and the Jewish Womens Archive. Hasidic women represent a unique face of American Judaism

Hasidic Judaism – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| January 14, 2016

Hasidic Judaism is a Jewish religious movement that was started by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov. It began in Eastern Europe in the middle of the 18th century, and there are now Hasidic communities all over the world. The followers of Hasidism are called Hasidim

Hasidic | Williamsburg[h]

| January 14, 2016

Hasidic | Latino | Italian | Polish | Conclusions Video below History of Hasidic Immigration to Williamsburg: The trend of Jewish immigration to Williamsburg as compared to the immigration patterns in America is completely different. The percentage of reformed and non-practicing Jews has increased in the United States, while in Williamsburg there has been an enormous influx of orthodox European Jews replacing their more liberal predecessors. Today, almost all of the Jews in Williamsburg are Hasidic.

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