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Hasidic People

A Place in the New World

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674381162

Publication Date: 08/19/1998


446 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map


By letting [his] subject speak for itself, Mintz [allows his] readers to encounter religious belief in all its unwieldy complexity… [His] work reveals a degree of immersion in his subject that few, if any, outsiders have ever achieved.—Alan Edelstein, Moment

A wonderful study… At every opportunity Mintz presents verbatim quotations from Hasidim to allow their point of view to permeate the volume.—Rabbi Norman Mark Klein, Journal of Church and State

Readers are escorted through New York’s Hasidic community… They not only meet the residents but also learn why they are there, how they live and work and pray, and discover something of their internal politics… This rich ethnography offers detailed insights into a dynamic movement and a volatile community, and its charismatic and demanding leadership.Choice

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