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Religious America; Lubavitch

09/18/1973

Working title: HASIDUM


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Series
Religious America
Program
Lubavitch
Program Number

103

Series Description

Series of documentaries about various religions in America - an intimate view of the spiritual experience as discovered by people from all over the United States. Series release date: 1974

Program Description

Description from WGBH press release of the day: “ You are invited to a Hasidic wedding in Lubavitch the third in the series Religious America. Lubavitch presents a sensual picture of the Chabad Lubavitch community, a mystical, orthodox sect of Judaism that developed in Russia about 180 years ago. This group still flourishes today, in the heart of America’s largest city. The wedding, a bris (the ritual religious rite celebrating the birth of a male child), a ‘fabrengen’ (gathering in the synagogue), and sights of bearded men in long black coats walking the streets of a busy section of Brooklyn all swirl together to make a pattern you’ll long remember. Lubavitch is a picture of a people who maintain a religious, cultural and ethical life, apart from their community, but plunked right in the heart of a busy, metropolitan city.”

Filmed in Brooklyn, NY. Participants: Rabbi Menachem Schneerson; and Leibel Bistriksky.

Series Description: Series of documentaries about various religions in America - an intimate view of the spiritual experience as discovered by people from all over the United States.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Religion
Citation
Chicago: “Religious America; Lubavitch,” 09/18/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA04907F5E5942868DD0F5EA6BF3177C.
MLA: “Religious America; Lubavitch.” 09/18/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA04907F5E5942868DD0F5EA6BF3177C>.
APA: Religious America; Lubavitch. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA04907F5E5942868DD0F5EA6BF3177C
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