A Life Apart: Hasidism in America

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Overview

A 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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.pbs.org/alifeapart/

Release Information

  • August 25, 1998
    Theatrical

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Cast 2

  1. Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy
    Narrator

  2. Sarah Jessica Parker

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Directing

  1. MD

    Menachem Daum
    Director

  2. OR

    Oren Rudavsky
    Director

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