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Hasidic Sex Symbol: Punk Jews

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Hasidic sex symbols. Several year ago, still sporting payess and a more-or-less Chasidic appearance, I met a girl in Greenwich village who stopped me on McDougal Street to tell me, “I think Hasidic … Continue reading

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Lubavitcher rebbe, warts and all.

A new biography of the Menachem Mendel Schneerson, z”tl, is getting lots of attention. Rabbi Schneerson who died in 1994, was the last rebbe of the Lubavitcher ( Habad) hasidic dynasty. He left no heir. “Mr. Heilman, a sociologist at Queens … Continue reading

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