Posts Tagged 'Crown Heights'

Lubavitch Hasidic Community in Crown Heights

In the spirit of educating ourselves about interfaith issues, check out this New York Times video for a fascinating glimpse of the Lubavitch Hasidic community of Crown Heights (link below).  The video focuses on Lubavitch “mitzvah tanks” – an effort to bring the Messiah and redeem creation by encouraging religious observance among secular Jews. Feel free to leave your comments or questions in the box below.

Video:

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/04/27/nyregion/100000000790146/are-you-jewish-.html?exprod=myyahoo

If you want to learn more about the Lubavitch community and their neighbors in Crown Heights, check out the book Race and Religion among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights, by ICNY Education Program Associate Henry Goldschmidt.

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Among-Chosen-People-Heights/dp/0813538971/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303999242&sr=8-1