Unchosen: The Hidden Lives Of Hasidic Rebels

Book Summary


This volume tells the story of "rebel" Hasidim, serious questioners who long for greater personal and intellectual freedom than their communities allow. In so doing, it forces a reexamination of the history of these communities. When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was surprised to be covertly introduced to Hasidim unhappy with their highly restrictive way of life and sometimes desperately struggling to escape it. @lt;[email protected];[email protected];/[email protected]; tells the stories of these "rebel" Hasidim, serious questioners who long for greater personal and intellectual freedom than their communities allow. In her new Preface, Winston discusses the passionate reactions the book has elicited among Hasidim and non-Hasidim [email protected];[email protected];@lt;[email protected];Named one of @lt;[email protected];Publishers [email protected];/[email protected];'s Ten Best Religion Books of 2005.

Book Details


Book Name Unchosen: The Hidden Lives Of Hasidic Rebels
Author Hella Winston
Publisher Beacon Press (ma) (11/2006)
ISBN 9780807036273
Pages 190
Language English
Price 583
 
 

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