A Life Apart
Author: Menachem Daum & Oren Rudavsky
Hasidim in America
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America A Film by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and Sarah Jessica Parker In this extraordinarily intimate film, seven years inthe making, we are taken into the depths of the Hasidim's joyous, sometimes harsh, and often beautiful world. With their use of Yiddish, their distinctive clothes and their strick observance to Jewish ritual and law, the Hasidim are considered by many an insular people with little connection to mainstream America. And yet their values are those that many Americans find most precious: family, community and a life of meaning.
"**** Startlingly intimate!" - New York Post
"Beautiful, mysterious and mesmerizing" - San Francisco Bay Guardian