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Hasidic philosophy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| September 10, 2015

This article is about Hasidic philosophy. For an overview of the Hasidic movement, see Hasidic Judaism. Hasidic philosophy or Hasidus (Hebrew: ), alternatively transliterated as Hassidism, Chassidism, Chassidut etc.

Shtreimel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| September 8, 2015

A shtreimel (Yiddish: , pl. shtreimlech) is a fur hat worn by many married haredi Jewish men, particularly (although not exclusively) members of Hasidic groups, on Shabbat and Jewish holidays and other festive occasions.[1] In Jerusalem, the shtreimel is also worn by "Yerushalmi" Jews (non-Hasidim who belong to the original Ashkenazi community of Jerusalem, also known as Perushim). The shtreimel is generally worn only after marriage, except in some Yerushalmi communities, where boys wear it from the age of bar mitzvah

London Hasidic school apologizes for using term goyim …

| September 2, 2015

(JTA) A Satmar Hasidic school in a London borough apologized for using the term goyim on worksheets following a newspaper report that its preschoolers were being taught that non-Jews are evil. An article published Tuesday in the Independent newspaper, a major British daily, focused on a worksheet on the Holocaust used by the young students at the Beis Rochel DSatmar Girls School in Hackney, in northeast London, in which Nazis are referred to only with the term for non-Jews that some deem offensive

Why do some Jewish men where those curls and long beard?what …

| August 31, 2015

Also, Hasidic Jews are a relatively small group, but are widely known because of the destinctive dress and hair style worn. Many people in fact don't realize that Orthodox Judaism and Hasidic Judaism are two distinct branches of Judaism

Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover

| August 31, 2015

The following is excerpted from Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home, available August 2015 from She Writes Press. Another day, another midnight, I edge open the back door and try to make sure it doesn't creak. I put the car into neutral and slide down the drive with the driver's side door ajar

The modesty wars: women and the Hasidim in Brooklyn …

| August 31, 2015

Until recently, you could have lived your entire life in the United States and never have bumped into any Jewish Orthodox Hasidim, who live in scattered communities, mostly in the New Yorks borough of Brooklyn.


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Sexy ex-Hasidics car crash a message from God | New …

| August 21, 2015

Modal Trigger View Thumbnails Brenda Turtle posted this photo of herself in a bikini a no-no in the Orthodox world. Facebook Facebook Grumpy Cat is predictably cranky, piglets play, protests continue in St. Louis and more.

Hasidic Judaism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

| July 23, 2015

Hasidic Judaism (from the Hebrew: , Sephardic pronunciation: [asidut]; Ashkenazic pronunciation: [asidus]; Israeli pronunciation: [asidut]), meaning "piety" (or "loving-kindness"), is a branch of Orthodox Judaism that promotes spirituality through the popularization and internalization of Jewish mysticism as the fundamental aspect of the faith. It was founded in 18th-century Eastern Europe by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov as a reaction against overly legalistic Judaism

Harrowing letter of ex-Hasidic Jewish woman in New York …

| July 23, 2015

Faigy Mayer, 30, jumped from a trendy New York rooftop bar 20 stories up in front of drinkers on Monday She was brought up as a Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn, New York, but left the faith at 24 and struggled with split from her family Friend reveals how she wrote letter in week before her death explaining anguish at friendless childhood Mayer described how she struggled with 'analyticalthinking' outside theHasidicworld and spoke angrily of rabbis 'winning' Friends say she was struggling with mental health and was also facing eviction and looking for work She was buried yesterday by the Hasidic community and her father spoke in English as well as Yiddish at ceremony By Louise Boyle For Published: 16:24 EST, 22 July 2015 | Updated: 16:41 EST, 22 July 2015 562 shares 23 View comments A tech startup founder who leapt to her death from a New York City rooftop bar penned a harrowing letter a week before she died, grieving for her lonely Hasidic Jewish childhood and isolated adult life. Faigy Mayer, 30, wrote with raw emotion about her feelings towards the strict and tight-knit world she was brought up in as a child in Brooklyn, New York. She accused the Hasidic sect of constraining its followers' thinking, and wrote of how she still struggled with analyical thinking

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