Haredi Judaism ( Hebrew: חֲרֵדִי , IPA: ; also spelled Charedi, plural Charedim) is a broad spectrum of groups within Orthodox Judaism, all characterized by a rejection of modern secular culture. Its members are often referred to as strictly Orthodox or ultra-Orthodox in English. The term "ultra-Orthodox", however, is considered pejorative by many of its adherents.
AT 3AM, a thousand young men are all poring over the same page in the Babylonian Talmud tractate of Kiddushin, which deals with definitions of matrimony in ancient rabbinical law.
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It was radio that rescued Haim Rubinstein from the ultra-Orthodox world. As a 13-year-old boy growing up in the religious Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, Rubinstein would surreptitiously listen to talk radio using earphones he hid under his pillow. "I would tune into a program for teenagers, wher...
At the end of the latest episode of Reza Aslan's CNN show " Believer," which examined the rise of Israel's ultra-Orthodox, I immediately had to flip the channel to see if "Seinfeld" wasn't airing new episodes. I had to check the Billboard Hot 100 to see that Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" wasn't #1.
Klezmer ( Yiddish: כליזמר or קלעזמער ( klezmer), pl.: כליזמרים ( klezmorim) - instruments of music) is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim in ensembles known as kapelye, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.
Hasidic Vs Orthodox. What's the difference? Let me get right down to it: Hasidic Jews are a sect/movement within Orthodox Judaism. All Hasidic Jews are Orthodox, but not all Orthodox Jews are Hasidic. There are various sects within Orthodox Judaism and the Hasidic movement is only one of them.
A Hasidic dynasty is a dynasty led by Hasidic Jewish spiritual leaders known as rebbes, and usually has some or all of the following characteristics:
You'll find rich Jewish culture throughout all of New York City, Brooklyn included. But these three Brooklyn neighborhoods are home to unique and tight knit Jewish communities unlike anywhere else in the city. From Borough Park to Crown Heights to Williamsburg, learn why different Jewish sects settled down in these neighborhoods, and what has allowed these sects to continue to flourish.
Hasidism is a sect within Orthodox Judaism that emphasizes fervent prayer, maintaining a deep connection with a grand rabbi, insularity, and strict adherence to Jewish law. The sect was founded by the Baal Shem Tov in 18th century Poland. Today, Hasidic Jews primarily live in New York City, London, Antwerp, and all throughout Israel.
Rally organizers called upon protestors not to enlist into IDF under any circumstances; entrance to Jerusalem and main city arteries closed off.
Sex is a touchy subject - not least among Israel's highly conservative ultra-Orthodox Jews. But an Orthodox therapist and an Orthodox teacher in Jerusalem have co-written a sex guide aimed specifically at this community. There used to be a sex shop on the way to David Ribner's office in central Jerusalem.
On a windy Monday night, Pete's Candy Store -a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back-is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous.
Really interesting article about the Satmar community in Brooklyn.
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Jewish well-wishers from around the world attended the Ultra Orthodox Jewish wedding to witness the marriage of the grandson of Hasidic dynasty head Belz Rebbe in Jerusalem, Israel, yesterday. Shalom Rokeach, 18, who married his 19-year-old bride Hannah Batya Penet in a ceremony lasting several hours yesterday, is the future leader of the Jewish sect which is one of the largest in the world.
Yesterday we went for a visit in the Antwerp Zoo. This zoo is very well placed in the middle of Antwerp, a well-known active and touristic city in Belgium. The zoo is located just next to Antwerp Central Station and can be reached easily. Coming from Brussels, we parked our car in one of the...
Are you relatively new to this fine metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York at one time... except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist-publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and currently resides in Brooklyn Heights.