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Hasidic Williamsburg: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community
Hasidic Williamsburg recounts the dramatic emergence of this unique community in the face of major crises. It is the story of the loyalty of its members to their rebbes and their teachings and to the milieu they created in an old Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Based on his previous book Williamsburg: A Jewish Community in Transition, which reported the transfor ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Jason Aronson
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It is interesting to read a follow up to Kranzler’s previous book “Williamsburg, a Jewish Community in Transition” and compare to see how Williamsburg has changed from the first book to this one penned a generation later. Williamsburg had gone from a fledgling place for holocaust survivors whose future as a Jewish community seemed as bleak as the Lower East Side, to a vibrant part of the social and economic landscape of Brooklyn. Much of the growth can be credited to the Satmar dyanasty taking u ...more
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