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Jul 11th, 2014, 07:08 AM
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Tours of Hasidic Williamsburg

Tours led by a woman who was raised in the culture:


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/ny...=nyregion&_r=0
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Jul 11th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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Recreating the shtetl -- suddenly I understand more about Hasidic culture.
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Jul 12th, 2014, 03:33 AM
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It sounds interesting.
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Jul 12th, 2014, 05:33 AM
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It does. I think we will do this. Thank you.
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Jul 12th, 2014, 06:25 AM
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I hope you didn't think my comment was dismissive -- I think it sounds interesting as well. I've sometimes wondered why the Hasidim wear 19th century Polish garb, and the article answered that question.
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Jul 12th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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It does sound very interesting. Thanks.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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Have fun. Sorry, as my father was born into a Satmar Hassidic family in Romania, I wont be taking this tour. The stories he shared with me dont give Hassidim a very good light, perhaps Lubavitch but not Satmar. Hard to generalize about a group of people. Strikes me like an episode of The Twilight Zone when the humans are the zoo animals.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 03:41 PM
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I agree with LBloom, the tour strikes me as odd. They are highly insular people who do not like the scrutiny of the outside world.

I would monitor her tours and see how the community responds.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 03:58 PM
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The article speaks to how the community responds, which is ambivalent ly.

Fra_Diavolo, it is good that you learned that; nothing wrong with learning something new.
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Really?
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Jul 13th, 2014, 05:19 PM
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I would still like to see how the community responds.

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I assume your "really" is in response to this topic, just what is another matter.
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