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A Life Apart: Hasidism in America

is a documentary on this movement within Orthodox Judaism. The Hasidic ideal is to live a hallowed life in which even the most mundane action is sanctified. Hasidim live in tightly-knit communities centered around a rebbe, the community's political and religious leader. Most of the 200,000 American Hasidim live in NYC. This website provides the film script, reviews, a discussion forum, and 15 essays on Hasidism. (Alternative Media Information Center, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

The Hasidim, or "pious ones" in Hebrew, belong to a special movement within Orthodox Judaism. At its height in the first half of the nineteenth century, the movement claimed the allegiance of millions in Eastern and Central Europe. Like other religious revitalization movements, Hasidism was a call to spiritual renewal and a protest against the prevailing religious establishment and culture.
Photo of prayers inside the Marina Roscha Synagogue in Moscow.

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