Holy days: the world of a Hasidic family

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Collier Books, 1986 - Religion - 266 pages
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An intimate view of the closely knit world of a Hasidic family belonging to the Lubovitcher sect in Brooklyn, hailed by Time as "a remarkable achievement", now in paperback for the first time.

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The author is a staff writer for the New Yorker who approached a family of the Lubavitcher sect with the purpose of writing about their holidays, everyday observances, and place in the commu nity. The ... Read full review


ONE The Neighborhood and the Family
TWO A Brief Social and Religious History
THREE Sabbath

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Lis Harris originally researched the project for an article she wrote while a staff writer at The New Yorker. The author of the much-admired Holy Days and Rules of Engagement and a professor of writing at Columbia University, Harris has won numerous grants and fellowships.

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