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A Life Apart: Introduction (Clip 1 of 5)

The first additional clip featured in the Hiding and Seeking website is from filmmakers Oren Rudavsky and Menachem Daum's first film, the Emmy-nominated A Life Apart: Hasidism in America. New York University Professor Arthur Hertzberg and others explain that Hasidim don't consider themselves American or European or Israeli or anything else. Their primary concern is worshipping the Lord and living according to the Torah, the five books of Moses. When the first Hasidic immigrants arrived in America, mostly during the 1950s, they rejected many things Americans take for granted: television, movies, sports and pop music. Today, their culture continues to thrive.


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