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  • Torah too R-rated for some Chasidim, so they edited it

    July 2, 2014 | 10:53 am

    For some Chasidim, the Torah is too hot to handle.

    A recently published Bible study guide in use in a Chasidic village in suburban New York omits certain risque passages and entire passages of the Book of Genesis, according to Israeli scholar and blogger David Assaf of Tel Aviv...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Hassidic prayerful dancing

    January 17, 2008 | 10:16 pm

    Joyous prayerful singing a la Rav Shlomo Carlebach? Sure. Now how about some prayerful dancing!
  • Brachacadabra

    By David Suissa

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You haven't lived until you've waited three hours in a cramped living room waiting to see a Chasidic rebbe so that you can ask him, at 1 a.m., for a bracha to meet the man of your dreams; or for your wife to recover from cervical cancer; or to do well in your med school entrance...
  • Nourish Your Soul With a Helping of Jewish Learning

    By Michele Alperin

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Torah study in its broadest sense is the path to the divine. The Chasidim and their spiritual descendants traditionally reach toward God through ecstatic music, with the mediation of their rebbes.

    The more straitlaced Mitnagdim found God in the intricacies of halacha, the "path"...

  • Rebels: The Other Face of Chasidim

    By Hella Winston

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, my friend Stan -- a nonpracticing lawyer who spends much of his time retooling his Web site and rollerblading around Venice in tight green biking shorts and what can best be described as Elton John sunglasses -- has been flirting with becoming Lubavitch. Even though he...

  • Jewels of Our Lives

    By Reb Mimi Feigelson

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    There are stories that one needs to hear many times in order to remember them, in order to file them in a manner that they can be retrieved when needed. But then I'm sure you have listened to stories that you heard not only with your ears and memory, but with your soul as well;...