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Defenders of the faith : inside ultra-Orthodox Jewry

Author: Samuel C Heilman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel that takes us inside the world of this contemporary fundamentalist community, its lifestyle and mores, including education, religious practices and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel C Heilman
ISBN: 0520221125 9780520221123
OCLC Number: 41488856
Notes: "First California printing"--Title page verso.
Originally published: New York, Schocken Books, 1992.
"With a new afterword."
Description: xxi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mikveh: taking the plunge --
Who are the Haredim? --
Community --
A Bar Mitzvah in Belz --
Binding ties --
At the Rebbe's table --
This is who we are --
Purim: this is who we are not --
Mass pilgrimage --
Third meal --
Education --
A school for little Haredim --
Primary school --
Where are we? --
The Yeshiva: Mussar Shmues --
The Yeshiva: Shiur and Chavruse --
Rosh Yeshiva --
Passages: matchmaking, betrothal, and wedding --
Passages: funeral --
Passing signs: the writing on the wall --
The triumph of sex --
Scribal apotheosis --
Epilogue: Ethnographic afterwords --
Afterword to the new edition.
Responsibility: Samuel Heilman.
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