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A Life Apart: Hasidism In America [DVD] [1997]

With deeply ingrained moral codes based on traditions that date back to the 18th century, practitioners of Hasidic Judaism stand apart from mainstream modern socieities, making the one of the most misunderstood sects of the Hebrew religion. The sect had its origins in Central Europe and did not really establish communities in the U.S. until after the Nazis invaded their homelands. This insightful documentary profiles some of those American communities and the effect they have on their neighbors as well as the way the outside world affects them.
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    Overview

    Special Features


    • Extended PBS interview with directors
    • Directors' commentary track
    • Filmmaker biographies
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access

    Synopsis


    A Life Apart: Hasidism In America
    With deeply ingrained moral codes based on traditions that date back to the 18th century, practitioners of Hasidic Judaism stand apart from mainstream modern socieities, making the one of the most misunderstood sects of the Hebrew religion. The sect had its origins in Central Europe and did not really establish communities in the U.S. until after the Nazis invaded their homelands. This insightful documentary profiles some of those American communities and the effect they have on their neighbors as well as the way the outside world affects them. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Leonard Nimoy
      Leonard Nimoy - Narrator
    • Sarah Jessica Parker
      Sarah Jessica Parker - Narrator



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