One Above and Seven Below (Softcover)



This book is about Orthodox Judaism from the perspective of the Chareidim. It deals with everything you always wanted to ASK about the Chareidim, but were afraid to KNOW!

Chareidization – It’s the newest term in the book. And it has many members of the greater Orthodox Jewish community up in arms. The stark reality is that a major portion of Orthodox Jews don’t seem to appreciate chareidim and do not welcome “chareidization”.

What is going on – and why? Has something changed within Orthodox Judaism? Is there a difference between an Orthodox Jew and a Chareidi? And, if so:

* What is a chareidi and what is a non-chareidi Orthodox Jew (NCOJ)? Where does one entity end and the other begin?

* Who are the chareidim? Where have they come from? How long have they been here? And to where are they headed?

* Why do some Orthodox Jews refuse to identify as chareidi? Why do others embrace chareidi ideals? And why do some chareidim abandon them?

* Why are the chareidim so successful and why are they so despised?

In a thought-provoking study that is at the same time theological and sociological, studious and sarcastic, insightful and inciteful, light-spirited yet profoundly intense, Yechezkel Hirshman addresses these questions while presenting an insider’s look at the upside of the Ultra-Orthodox world. Hirshman also includes a special feature chapter that examines chareidim who stray from the path.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Author: Yechezkel Hirshman
  • ISBN-13: 978-9657344385

This book contains controversial material.


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