Lifshitz turned on the chasid, and cried out in anguish "Un fair zaynen nit fun unzere?
The startled chasid, perhaps astonished that an "American" such as Mr.
Cited in Dan Almagor, 1968 (Ish Chasid
Haya, Tel Aviv, Israphone LP recording AP 332.
I joined a minyan at one of the tables in the plaza, which was being led by a tall Chasid about my age.
Sixteen years ago he had been pretending to be a native American; now he was pretending to be a Chasid, but it was all the same thing.
The living tradition, the mouth-to-mouth transmission from teacher to student, was as important to Ben-Yosef as to an Orthodox chasid.
In his last years, two of his closest friendships were with the poet and critic Oded Mizrachi, a Sephardi ba'al teshuvah and Chabad chasid who awakened in him an interest in Kabbalah, and with Moshe Shamir, a staunchly Zionist secular novelist who was older than Ben-Yosef by a generation.
The work is simultaneously a reconstruction of Jewish life in the household of a Gerer Chasid
, a portrait of small town Polish Jewry, a narrative of teen age restlessness, a chronicle of small scale commercial enterprises and the family feuds they engendered.
In the same spirit, Yiddish novelist Sholem Asch's The Nazarene (1939) pictured Jesus as a wonder-working Chasid betrayed by Roman imperialists who used blond, blueeyed shock troops imported from the Rhine "to hold the Jews in subjection.
Vermes's powerful evocations of Jesus as a Galilean Chasid of" incomparable superiority" fed a popular enthusiasm for new Jewish reclamations of Jesus that led to the translations from the German of Shalom Ben-Chorin's BruderJesus (1967), fleshing out Martin Buber's "my great brother Jesus," and of David Flusser's sympathetic Jesus (1968).
Volodya Slepak's father, Solomon, is as rigid a Marxist as Reb Saunders is a Chasid
Pilate's washing of his hands to disclaim responsibility for Jesus's death is a Jewish, not a Roman, gesture, making Pilate almost look like a pious Chasid
Gradually, we see the strengthening of Rose's attachment to his people the deeper he gets into his journey, until at the end, when the arc is completed, and seeing a Chasid
eating at a kosher McDonald's in Brussels, Rose impulsively kisses his cheek.
Velvel was a Chasid
, a follower of the great Tolner Rebbe, whose "court" was more than a day's journey away.
Reb Yankele was a Chasid
, one of the Chasidim of Reb Nachman of Bratslav.