The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.22 X 0.95 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062123343

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About the Author

Joseph Berger has been a New York Times reporter, columnist, and editor for thirty years. He is the author of three books: Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust, which was a New York Times Notable Book; The World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the New New York; and The Young Scientists: America's Future and the Winning of the Westinghouse. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

Reviews

"Mr. Berger, who has reported on Hasidic communities for 30 years, plays the role of mythbuster.... The Pious Ones is a nice primer on Hasidim. There's so much more to say on this subject, and no one is better placed to do so than Joseph Berger. "--Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the world of Hasidim.... [S]olid research and approachable writing."--Kirkus
"For those who've wondered about the black-hatted men in frock coats with long beards, Berger ...provides many of the answers.... An absorbing read."--Booklist
"Fascinating..., Although sympathetic, Berger does not romanticize the chasidim.... His book takes us on a remarkable journey into the complexities of their lives."--Jewish Week
"The most intriguing sections in Berger's book discuss the conflicts between Hasidim and the more secular, often Jewish, neighbors with whom they butt heads over issues of property, pluralism and women's rights."--New York Times Book Review
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