Chassidic Fever

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A young couple with small children goes to Safed, a city in the north of Israel.They are part of a Chassidic group known as Breslev who seek to restore the dilapidated area of the old city. They become involved with the many newly religious Jews and converts to Judaism who had gravitated to the city, most of who have difficulty fitting in with the myriad of traditional Jewish lifestyles and philosophies. This problem of belonging which they encounter is the crux of the novel. Most of what has been written concerning the newcomers to Judaism has been written by rabbis and has been of a religious nature. Here we see a different picture. You may see people in synagogues, yeshivas, and Orthodox neighborhoods who appear no different than others in their surroundings, but they are different. They are a composite of their former secular selves and their new Orthodox religious personalities. They have changed but they are still a product of their total lives.
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  • By Mordechai Kramer
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Chassidic fever-review" "Kramer's book delighted with its varied, keenly observed tapestry of life to and in Israel. It was from a religious point of view--but not held back, taciturn. It had numor, truth, sensuality. "I admire your publishing work in these difficult times for Israel and for world Jewsry. At the very moment when our daily lives are crowded by fear, you inject a note of memory, idealism and plain fun. This is a gift of soul I treasure greatly. "Hatzlacha Rabba in all your undertakings!" Vera Schwarcz Freeman Professor of History and East Asian Studies Wesleyan University
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Mordechai Kramer
October 1, 2011
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