Book Review: New Lives

By Kenneth Moss

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), June 2006

Kenneth Moss reviews Tony Michel's A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York and Hella Winston's The Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels. Michel describes the people who believed in an anti-ethnic ideology and explores how it became so defining of the Jewish community for so long. Winston's ethnography of people who have turned away from their Hasidic roots discusses the workings of an isolated community and how and why people decide to leave.

Topic: Political Behavior, History, Sociology, Culture, Ethnicity, Yiddish, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Scholarship, Politics, Academic Research

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/632

Page Number(s): 15, 6

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Moss, Kenneth. Book Review: New Lives. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). June 2006: 15, 6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6516


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