(The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger


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  • The Pious Ones
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  • 18 June 2018
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Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger The Pious Ones review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB As the population of ultra Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to astonishing proportions veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins beliefs and struggles and the social and political implications of their expanding presence in AmericaThough the Hasidic way of life was nearly extinguished in the Holocaust today the Hasidim “the pious ones” have become one of the most prominent religious subcultures in A. I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads giveawayPrior to reading this book I had heard the term Hasidim but knew it only as a sect of Jews but I think this book was a good primerThe Hasidim are an ultra orthodox and extremely insular sect of Judaism They originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century and following the Holocaust a large number emigrated to New YorkThe book was fascinating to read as it delves into the traditions and customs of the Hasidim the Hasidic internal politics even directly compared to a medieval succession crisis and their relations with the outside world aka the rest of AmericaOn the one hand I am impressed with the endurance of the Hasidim Since moving to the United States they have managed to maintain their traditions and grow their population As a Catholic I m impressed and envious considering declining religiousness of my own faith but their cohesiveness comes at the cost of being extremely insular In fact their boys only study the Torah and the Talmud any secular education like math or science is incidental to the study of the Torah Interestingly the girls get a cosmopolitan education because they are not obliged to study the Torah like the males areThe book also talks about clashes between the Hasidim and the rest of the US For example on Hasidim operated buses seating is segregated by gender Not officially after a number of lawsuits but culturally and enforced by group pressure There s also stories of how Hasidim have invaded other communities and set up shop to the chagrin of the original residents The book makes no declaration of who is in the right and I m not sure either though not being a Hasid I tend to side with the gentilesOverall a well written fascinating read And considering how the Hasidic population is growing in New York they were a large bloc voting for Hilary Clinton in her Senate run it s a timely one as well Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress ultra Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to astonishing proportions veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes Lost Souls us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins beliefs and struggles and the social and political implications of their expanding presence in AmericaThough the Hasidic way of life was nearly extinguished in the Holocaust today the Hasidim “the pious ones” have become one of the most prominent religious subcultures in A. I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads giveawayPrior to reading this book I had heard the term Hasidim but knew it only as a sect of Jews but I think this book was a good primerThe Hasidim are an Swamp Foetus ultra orthodox and extremely insular sect of Judaism They originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th century and following the Holocaust a large number emigrated to New YorkThe book was fascinating to read as it delves into the traditions and customs of the Hasidim the Hasidic internal politics even directly compared to a medieval succession crisis and their relations with the outside world aka the rest of AmericaOn the one hand I am impressed with the endurance of the Hasidim Since moving to the United States they have managed to maintain their traditions and grow their population As a Catholic I m impressed and envious considering declining religiousness of my own faith but their cohesiveness comes at the cost of being extremely insular In fact their boys only study the Torah and the Talmud any secular education like math or science is incidental to the study of the Torah Interestingly the girls get a cosmopolitan education because they are not obliged to study the Torah like the males areThe book also talks about clashes between the Hasidim and the rest of the US For example on Hasidim operated buses seating is segregated by gender Not officially after a number of lawsuits but culturally and enforced by group pressure There s also stories of how Hasidim have invaded other communities and set

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Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger The Pious Ones review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Merica In The Pious Ones New York Times journalist Joseph Berger traces their origins in eighteenth century Eastern Europe illuminating their dynamics and core beliefs that remain so enigmatic to outsiders He analyzes the Hasidim’s codified lifestyle revealing its fascinating secrets complexities and paradoxes and provides a nuanced and insightful portrayal of how their all encompassing faith dictates nearly every aspect of life including work education food sex clothing and social relations sustaining. At times repetitive but an enjoyable read for those who like to go behind doors and see how things work

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Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger The Pious Ones review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A sense of connection and purpose in a changing world From the intense sectarian politics to the conflicts that arise over housing transportation schooling and gender roles The Pious Ones also chronicles the ways in which the fabric of Hasidic daily life is threatened by exposure to the wider world and also by internal fissures within its growing population What lies ahead for the Hasidim and what lies ahead for American culture and politics as these Ultra Orthodox Jews occupy a greater place in our socie. Hasidim is somewhat comparable to the Amish except they are ultra Orthodox Jews but with a dynastic element the Rebbe Originally from Hungary arriving in the US after the decimation of the Holocaust these clusters sects settled in primarily in Brooklyn They have a uniform clothing regime special haircuts for men and a focus on the study of their sacred texts the Torah and the Talmud They have many occupations Electronic stores in Manhattan for one but study is their real work Like many religions they have a fertility cult mentality and families are thus large The men and women do not mix except at home The population of Hasidim grows faster than the general population thus making them a burgeoning political force This book outlines their life in Brooklyn and their satellite communities including their summer bungalows in the Catskills A discussion of their sometimes tense interaction with the borough and city is treated I enjoy reading about minor insular religious groups so this book was both interesting and entertaining There is a lesson here both in the power of community and the foolishness of cultural obsolescence


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    Read The Pious Ones (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Having grown up in the rural town of Monroe NY home to Kiryas Joel with a pretty strong baseline knowledge of Hasidim I wa

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    (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Read The Pious Ones I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads giveawayPrior to reading this book I had heard the term Hasidim but knew it only as a sect of Jews but I think this book was a good primerThe Hasidim are an ultra orthodox and extremely ins

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    (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Bad lazy boring apologetic tedious missionary style infomercial book based on some very partisan Hasidic activists mainly Alexander Rappaport who runs 2 soup kitchens for the poor called Masbia which is financed mainly by secular Jewish orgsT

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    (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Every time I read something about hasidim I approach it with trepidation Which cardinal sin will the author commit this time?Unrealistic romant

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    (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Fascinating entry into a world not often open to outsiders Some very interesting stories and some thought provoking uestions The author manages to depict the differences as well as the things and belives held in common by the various Hasidic communities

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    Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger Read The Pious Ones At times repetitive but an enjoyable read for those who like to go behind doors and see how things work

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    (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Although this look at The Pious Ones concentrated mostly on Satmar Chassids a Hungarian sect it was a very broad look at a group I knew little about Now they are one of the largest and strictest Hasidic groups extant They are distinguished by many things but foremost is their non belief in the State of Israel because the messianic reuirements have not been realized They are isolated and insulated by choice and their adherence to Torah and

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    Read The Pious Ones Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger If the Hasidic community continues to grow as rapidly as it has been it will become the majority of Jews in the US later this century according

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    Read The Pious Ones (The Pious Ones) PDF NEW å Joseph Berger Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger Hasidim is somewhat comparable to the Amish except they are ultra Orthodox Jews but with a dynastic element the Rebbe Originally from Hungary arriving in the US after the decimation of the Holocaust these clusters sects settled in primarily in Brooklyn They have a uniform clothing regime special haircuts for men and a focus on the study of their sacred texts the Torah and the Talmud They have many occupations Electronic stores in

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    Read Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Joseph Berger Joseph Berger Í 6 Summary Read The Pious Ones A fascinating look into to the insular world of American Hasidim Take journey into a wold unknown to most Americans A world that is with power struggles and scandal but also a world that provides a sense of community A world obsessed with procreation but also one that is supportive of its disabled members The book covers the issues stated above but it also reveals the everyday lives of a group most of us know little about

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