Defenders of the Faith: Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewry

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Schocken Books, 1992 - History - 394 pages
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"An indispensable sociological and anthropological account of an important religious group within Israel. . . . Heilman combines his own detailed observations within a cautious and critical sociological framework."--Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University

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DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH: Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewry

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An ethnographer's safari into the black-and-white world of Ultra-Orthodox Jews. To the subjects of this rare study, Heilman, an adherent of Modern-Orthodox Judaism, was both an insider and an outsider ... Read full review

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For several months, the author, an American sociology professor and a modern Orthodox Jew, mingled with and studied the "Haredim'' or Tremblers, the ultra-Orthodox fundamentalist Jews of the Mea ... Read full review


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Samuel C. Heilman holds the Harold M. Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies and Sociology at the City University of New York. He is also on the faculty of Queens College, CUNY. He is the author of "Defenders of the Faith "(California, 1999), "Synagogue Life "(1998), "Portrait of American Jews "(1996), "The People of the Book "(1993), "Cosmopolitans and Parochials "(1989), "A Walker in Jerusalem "(1986), and "The Gate Behind the Wall "(1984).

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