As we have argued, Hasids
operated in America just as they had operated in Europe.
Since Jewish primitivism positioned the Hasid
not in relation to the savage, but as the savage, he was not only a metaphoric double--the Hasid
's tenor to the tribesman's vehicle.
Awareness of Hasidic customs is not just for the foreigner; Zipora aims to educate the Hasid
, as well.
Rabbinic literature employs both terms in various situations--sometimes synonymously, sometimes not (24)--but it appears that generally the hasid
is the one who adheres to an even higher ethical and moral standard than the tzaddik.
For example, Nahman of Horodenka said, "When I was a great hasid
, I went every day to a cold mikveh.
Sam Gold (Eisenberg) is a Hasid
living in one of Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves.
Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg), is a young Hasid
from an Orthodox Brooklyn community reluctantly following the path his family has chosen for him, awaiting a pending arranged marriage and studying to become a rabbi.
Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) is a twenty-year old Hasid
from a close family.
On behalf of Abbas Hasid
Rumi Al Naely, I stand by Art's closing statement.
Engineered to irritate poor Ira (Michael Lerner), the Stuckman clan includes a lesbian, a pothead, an idiot savant, a professional sex surrogate and a newly devout Hasid
Three of the bombers - Shehzad Tanweer, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Hasid
Hussain - had Pakistani backgrounds and at least two had travelled to the country.
He quotes one Hasid
as saying proudly: "I am a racist.
During last spring's New Play Festival, FST had already presented a staged reading of this version of Chaim Potok's famous novel about two boys--one a Hasid
, one an Orthodox Jew--tested by their own beliefs and those of their fathers.
Most of the stories, however, play off a familiar American setting against Englander's always ironic take on what it means to be Jewish: insanity in a suburban congregation, a Royal Hills wig-maker who dons one of her own creations and becomes a changed woman, the gentile in a Manhattan taxi who is suddenly aware that he is "the bearer of a jewish soul," the portly hasid
who works as a department store Santa at Christmas, and the complicated affairs of a "Royal Hills agunah," whose husband refuses to give her a get.
The label Hasid
was derived from the Hebrew word hesed, which has the basic meaning of "loyalty" or perhaps "pious.