Collection Description

Culture Name

North American Hasidic Jews

Culture Description

Hasidim are ultrareligious Jews who meticulously observe Orthodox law setting them apart from most other Orthodox Jews. The Hasidic movement began in Eastern Europe as a populist reaction against a perceived remote and formal character of rabbinic leadership of the time. Hasidim are divided into a number of sects and communities: The Lubavitcher and Satmar groups are the largest sects and are located primarily in Brooklyn, New York. There is also a community of Hasidim in Montreal, Quebec.

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Region

North America --Regional and Ethnic Cultures

Countries

Canada

United States

OWC Code

N011

Number of Documents

35

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Number of Pages

3678

American Jewish Committee (AJC) -- category 664

B'NAI B'RITH -- category 575

BAAL TEFILAH -- master of prayers -- categories 463, 782, 794

BAR MITZVAH -- categories 881, 794

BAR/BAT MITZBAH -- categories 881, 794, 788

BATLAN -- professional scholars -- categories 463, 877

BAYS MEDRESH -- Rabbinical college -- category 874

BRISS -- circumcision -- categories 852, 304

CHASSIDIM (HASIDIM) -- a religious movement within the framework of Jewish laws and practices, but with their own unique customs and traditions -- category 795

council of elders -- category 795

court -- 25-30 communities or congregations -- category 794

DYBBUK -- wandering souls of the dead -- category 775

EINHORA -- the evil eye -- category 754

GABAI -- the Rebbe's secretary or assistant -- category 794

HALLEL -- prayer -- category 782

HATZOLOH -- a medical volunteer emergency corps -- categories 575, 758

HAZAH -- singers of the NIGGUNIM -- category 533

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) -- categories 167, 575

HEDER -- a class of boys of mixed ages -- category 872

Jewish benevolent societies -- categories 741, 747, (sometimes 795)

KADISH -- prayers for the dead -- category 782

KEHILLAH -- a Jewish polity or community -- categories 794, 621

KEMEYOS -- protective amulets -- categories 789, 755

KOLLEL -- institute of advanced Talmudic studies for young, married scholars -- categories 873, 874

KOSHER, concepts of -- category 783

KVITL (KVITLACH) -- a note on which the Hsid wrote their needs and requests and those of their family -- category 212 and other relevant categories

LANDSLEIT -- clusters of fellow townsmen -- category 571

LANDSMANSHAFTN -- association of Jewish immigrants who share common European origins -- categories 571, 575

MASHGIACH -- supervisor of foodstuffs -- categories 463, 252, 262

MELAMED -- instructor in religious matters -- categories 463, 554, 875

MELAVE-MALKE -- a time of tale telling and good humor -- category 527

METARGEM -- the person who translates Tallmudical laws and legends into English or Yiddish -- categories 463, 212

MEZUZEH -- a holy amulet -- categories 778, 789

MIKVEH -- the ritual bath -- categories 783, 515

MITZVOT -- religious commandments -- category 779

MOFSIM -- miracles -- category 789

MOHEL -- the circumciser -- categories 463, 304

NIGGUNIM -- melodies -- category 533

NUSAH -- prayers -- category 782

PARNASS -- the lay head of the Synagogue -- category 794

PURIM -- category 796

REABBE (RABBI) -- category 793

ROV -- chief Rabbi -- categories 793, 554

SE'UDAH -- a festive meal -- categories 262, 527

SEGULOS -- objects or practices which are considered to effective against many types of illness -- categories 789, 755

SHABBES -- the sabbath -- category 527

SHAMASH -- the person in charge of the house of worship -- categories 463, 794

SHATNES -- the prohibition on wearing any garment made of wool and linen -- categories 291, 784, 779

SHOHET -- ritual slaughter -- categories 463, 231, 554

SHOMRIM -- the volunteer civil patrol in Williamsburg -- categories 575, 625

SHTETL -- village or townlet -- categories 361, 621

SOFER -- scribe of religious letters and documents -- categories 463, 212

SUCCAH -- a temporary booth used during the Holiday of Tabernacles -- category 349

TIFILIN (phylacteries) -- sacred religious objects worn by men during morning prayers -- category 778

TEVILAH -- immersion in a MIKVEH -- category 783, 515

TIKKUN -- a donation of a sum of mo0ney to by liquor and cake -- category 431

TOKE'A -- the person blowing the SHOFAR -- category 796

Worker's Benevolent Association -- a mutal benefit society -- category 456

YESHIVAH -- religious educational schools or seminaries -- categories 872, 873, 874

YIHUS -- one's lineage -- category 613

YOHRTSAIT -- anniversary of the day of death -- category 769

Zionist movement -- category 668

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