Boychiks in the hood: travels in the Hasidic underground

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HarperSanFrancisco, Aug 24, 1995 - History - 237 pages
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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BOYCHIKS IN THE HOOD: Travels in the Hasidic Underground

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More of a quickie tour than genuine travels among the world's most distinctiveand most religiously extremeJews. Eisenberg is a nonreligious, long-haired midwestern Jew. But the fluent Yiddish he ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book -- from its origins in my backyard to other, non-traditional Jewish neighborhoods. I like how he managed to fit in - even though he was an outsider. Met some really great people and tried to stay away from stereotypes. Read full review


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