Throughout the year, approximately 400,000 people visit the Cambria Heights site, many of them, not Hasidim
or even Jewish, the spokesman said.
mingled with backpackers, children played happily unattended, and the smell of marijuana drifted through the ancient ruins of the Maccabees.
We find that they focus on the divide between Hasidim
and Mitnagdim--two social and religious groups within modern Judaism that will be discussed below.
emphasized material culture in the performance of a religious life, but the movement has kept its community treasures within the dynastic families, says Goldman-Ida, and when isolated pieces of visual culture have occasionally reached public collections, museums have generally treated then as historical objects or works of art rather than as constructive of religion.
It is a masterly, bold and impressive treatise that is compelling for scholars as well as for those interested in Hasidim
and Hasidic origins and culture.
Ellen Koskoff, "The Language of the Heart: Music in Luba-vitcher Life" in New World Hasidim
: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America, ed.
Ultra-orthodox Jews, more precisely--the Hasidim
." A town meeting aired the following complaints about the "unreasonable" demands of the "ever-growing" number of Hasidic Jews:
Reb Simcha Bunem took several hasidim
with him and left on the journey.
they join the niggun of black-coated Breslav Hasidim
Note three phenomena in these rulings: Maimonides ruled that the acceptance of the Noahide Laws (sheva mitzvot) was a requirement for salvation; he shifted the language of the Tosefta and Talmud from "tzaddikim"--righteous ones--and substituted the noun "hasidim
"--pious ones; and he added the caveat in the selection from the "Laws of Kings"--not found elsewhere--that the pious non-Jews must accept the seven Noahide Laws as divinely revealed if they were to gain the next life's rewards.
Demonstrators were mostly from two factions of Satmar Hasidim
, an anti-Zionist sect within the ultra-Orthodox community whose members are typically at odds but came together on this issue.