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Boychiks in the Hood: Travels in the Hasidic Underground

 
 
 
 
Boychiks in the Hood: Travels in the Hasidic Underground
Author: Robert Eisenberg
ISBN 13: 9780062512239
ISBN 10: 62512234
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1996-09-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $13.99
 
 

Boychiks in the Hood is your passport to the Hasidic "underworld" — a destination far different from popular expectations. Join Robert Eisenberg as he hangs out with an ex-Deadhead in Antwerp, makes a pilgrimage to the grave of the revered Rebbie Nachman in the Ukraine, munches mini-bagels with Rollerblading kosher butchers in Minnesota, discovers the last remaining religious Jews in Poland, talks sex with a karate-champion-turned-rabbi in Israel, and more.Simultaneously respectful and hilarious, Boychiks in the Hood is a surprising and unforgettable journey through the world's flourishing Hasidic communities that reveals this vibrant tradition as never before.

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A personal odyssey led the author to various Hasidic communities in order to understand what ideology is making these groups successfully withstand the forces of the larger society. From Williamsburg, Brooklyn, St. Paul, Minnesota, to Antwerp, Belgium to the Ukraine, Eisenberg singled out individuals and spoke to them in Yiddish. He was able to gather some unique material and allows the reader a more intimate view of their society.