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New World Hasidism: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in by Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

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By Janet S. Belcove-Shalin

Hasidim has lengthy been the topic of old, philosophical, and literary debts, however it is just lately that it has began to draw the shut consciousness of social scientists. This booklet highlights modern ethnographic views that show the richness and complexity of Hasidic existence. Political engagement, gender roles, ritual existence, proselytizing actions, and group revitalization are only a number of the subject matters coated during this learn that casts mild on one of many extra enigmatic non secular groups of latest the USA.

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