Posts Tagged ‘ hasidism ’

Bizarre Torah Taxidermy in the Heart of Jewish Brooklyn

March 6, 2016
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Torah Taxidermy in the Brooklyn Shtetl

Tucked away in a brownstone in the Brooklyn shtetl of Borough Park is a family-friendly attraction of almost Biblical proportions: Torah Animal World, or the “spiritual taxidermy center” of New York City. Spanning 11 stories, Torah Animal World overflows with more than 350 taxidermic mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish—all, or…

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Why Hasids Celebrate Xmas Eve (Sort Of)

December 23, 2015
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Nittel Nacht

Christmas Eve has such a marked place in European Jewish history that it has its…

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When Bob Dylan Went Hasidic at a Chabad Telethon

October 28, 2015
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thejewniverse.com/2015/when-bob-dylan-went-hasidic-at-a-chabad-telethon

Bob Dylan is a well-known iconoclast, from his combative tone with reporters (see this clip…

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A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

May 6, 2015
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A New, True Story About Growing Up Hasidic and Leaving

Ex-Hasidic narratives — they seemed to be publishing’s…

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When Falling in Love Means Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy Behind

April 28, 2015
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meira

  Meira is young, Hasidic, and miserable. She…

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The Other Kabbalah-Loving L.A. Musician

November 11, 2013
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mikey-pauker

LA-based singer-songwriter Mikey Pauker’s inspirations come from across the map.…

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An American Folksinger With A Hasidic Twist

August 13, 2013
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levi-robin1

When you first listen to Levi Robin‘s tender, breathy…

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Video: Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance-Off

January 23, 2013
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Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance Contest

However did we miss this? Does anyone know…

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Video: Fake Hasids, Real Hasids

January 16, 2013
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real hasids fake hasids

Hollywood has long been fascinated with Hasidic Jews.…

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Mitzvah Tantz

August 20, 2012
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mitzvah-tantz

The mitzvah tantz is one of  Hasidic Judaism’s most bizarre rituals.…

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Chaim Potok and the Rebbe Walk into a Bar.

July 12, 2012
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chaim potok and the rebbe

A farbrengen is a Hasidic spiritual gathering–it can be just a handful…

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Jumping for Joy

June 27, 2012
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na nach

In Israel, the NaNach movement, a subset of Bratslav Hasidism,…

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