The Many Shades of Black: Diverse Voices in Haredi Society

By Sima Zalcberg

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2007

The author describes one of the most extreme Hasidic sects, the Toldot Aharon. Its followers experience the tension between tradition and innovation, as was manifested by a conflict over whether to introduce art to a girls' school. The mutli-vocality of this group reflects the complexity of ultra-Orthodox society, demonstrating that different camps--even in the most extreme groups--exist, and even they are not invulnerable to the influence of modern society.

Topic: Innovation, Art, Hasidim, Tradition, Education, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Chasidim, Modernity, Hasidism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 37/638

Page Number(s): 9-10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zalcberg, Sima. The Many Shades of Black: Diverse Voices in Haredi Society. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2007: 9-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6291


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