hasidic hasidic  /hə ˈsɪ dɪk/

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  • (adj) of or relating to the Jewish Hasidim or its members or their beliefs and practices

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News

  1. GableStage's 2013-14 Season Includes The Whale, The Performers and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    "We're not just looking for Tony winners. We're just looking for good theatre," artistic director Joe Adler said in a statement. My Name is Asher Lev By Aaron Posner Nov. 23-Dec. 22 "Set in post-WWII Brooklyn, it tells the powerful story of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing, and the desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise — against the will of family, community ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Playbill

  2. Sex Abuse Whistleblower Shunned By Fellow Hasidim, Indicted By Brooklyn DA

    One Hasidic man's quest for justice on behalf of his son and other young victims of sexual abuse has nearly brought him to ruin . After Sam Kellner learned in 2008 that his son was allegedly touched inappropriately by Borough Park rabbi/travel agent Baruch Lebovits, he obtained permission from a rabbinical court to report in the incident to the Brooklyn DA's office. Investigators determined that ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. After Sexual Abuse Case, a Hasidic Accuser Is Shunned, Then Indicted

    A Hasidic cantor was convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old. The man who brought the case to light has now been charged with trying to extort the cantor.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "You look like you run a Hasidic meth lab," cracked co-presenter Natalie Portman.
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Natalie Portman Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. In November, the bike lane was sandblasted away in what a source close to Mayor Michael Bloomberg says was, "an effort to appease the Hasidic community just before last month's election," according to The New York Post.
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: NBC New York

  3. "Through the fog we see the historical figure of the one who created the Hasidic movement," writes Dubnow at the beginning of his book "History of Hasidism," published 80 years ago.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Simon Dubnow Source: Ha'aretz

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