Holy Days: The World of a Hasidic Family

by Lis Harris

Book, 1985

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123459786

Call number

213 HAR

Publication

New York : Summit Books, c1985.

Description

A beloved contemporary classic, Holy Days is a personal account of New York's Hasidic community, its beliefs, its mysteries, and its encounter with secularism in the present age. Combining a historical understanding of the Hasidic movement with a journalist's discerning eye, Harris captures in rich detail the day-to-day life of this traditional and often misunderstood community. Harris chronicles the personal transformation she experienced as she grew closer to the largely hidden men and women of the Hasidic world.

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all encompassing world of Hasidic Jews- position of women, group worship, disdain for secular. As seen by non-religious Jewish woman

ISBN

0671462962 / 9780671462963

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