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Life Apart: Hasidism In America
TitleLife Apart: Hasidism In America
Time96 mins
GenreDocumentary; Family; Special Interest
DirectorMenachem Daum; Oren Rudavsky
EditionSpecial Edition
ActorLeonard Nimoy as Himself - Narrator; Sarah Jessica Parker as Narrator; Zeldy Abromowitz as Herself; Yaffa Eliach as Herself; Chips Gold as Herself; Esther Gold as Herself; Jack Gold as Himself; Samuel Heilman as Himself; Arthur Hertzberg as Himself; Ben Zion Horowitz as Himself; Nuta Kaufman as Himself; Malke Klein as Herself; Beryl Lazar as Himself; Chanie Lazar as Herself; Mayer Schiller as Himself
RatingNR (Not Rated)
CinematographyOren Rudavsky
PlotA Life Apart: Hasidism in America, is the first in-depth documentary about a distinctive, traditional Eastern European religious community. In an historic migration after World War II, Hasidism found it's most vital center in America. Both challenging and embracing American values, Hasidim seek those things which many Americans find most precious: family, community, and a close relationship to God. Integrating critical and analytical scholarship with a portrait of the daily life, beliefs, and history of contemporary Hasidic Jews in New York City, the film focuses on the conflicts, burdens, and rewards of the Hasidic way of life.
ProducerMenachem Daum; Oren Rudavsky
WriterMenachem Daum; Robert Seidman
Life Apart: Hasidism In America