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Sunday, February 15 • 6:45pm - 8:00pm
The Pious Ones: Who Are the Hasidim?

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In this session we will look at the roots of the Hasidic movement, what makes Hasidim different from Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews beyond their dress, why they have become embroiled in so many clashes with so-called American values, and how they have become ever-more politically powerful and socially significant. Joseph Berger is the author of a recent book on the subject.


Joseph Berger

Joseph Berger has been a reporter with the New York Times for thirty years, writing about religion, education, neighborhoods and issues in the Jewish world. He won the 2011 Peter Kihss Award for a career’s work. He is the author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust, a memoir about his family's experience as refugees. He also chronicled the dramatic changes in American ethnic life in The World in a City: Traveling... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:00pm

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