This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Playlist of A Life Apart: Hasidism After World War II

  • A Life Apart


    Provided to YouTube by BWSCD, Inc.

    A Life Apart · Spencer Zahn · Half Waif

    A Life Apart

    ℗ 2018 Double Denim Records

    Released on: 2018-10-26

    Producer: Dave Harrington
    Producer: Spencer Zahn
    Composer: Half Waif
    Lyricist: Half Waif
    Composer: Spencer Zahn

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • x
  • Adir Oyom


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Adir Oyom · Rabbi Laizer Halberstam

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • x
  • Vapek


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    V'apek · Chassidic Chorus

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Rikud


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Rikud · Chassidic Choir

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • x
  • Yom Layabosho


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Yom Layabosho · Rabbi Laizer Halberstam

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Mikdash Melech


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Mikdash Melech · Chassidic Chorus

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • x
  • Bni


    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    B'ni · Rabbi Laizer Halberstam · Chassidic Chorus

    Songs Of The Bobover Chassidim (Reissue)

    ℗ 2017 Tara Publications

    Released on: 2017-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • A Profile Of Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel


    Monroe, NY - In a Nov. 12 article by the Village Voice, the fast growth of the town of Kiryas Joel is chronicled and the problems that come with a growing village.

    Begun in 1970s with just 500 residents, the population is now more than 23,000. And what started as a peaceful and small town to be cut out for Hasidic Jewish residents grew into an areas that has seen its fair share of job growth, industry growth and problems with development, money, voting and a period of time called the War Time.

    Loyalists banished dissidents from the town, and in turn, the dissidents built their own schools and cemeteries just outside of Kiryas Joel lines. Blurred social and political lines are uncovered as The Village Voice details the tensions that have risen in a village right along with the buildings and population.

    To read the full article

  • 102 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Meets the Nephew he Never Knew he Had


    Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in Russian, a language he hadn't spoken in decades.

    Only days earlier, the Holocaust survivor who fled Poland at the beginning of World War II and thought his entire family had perished learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his brother's son, 66-year-old Alexandre, was flying in from a remote part of Russia to see him.

    The emotional meeting was made possible by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial's comprehensive online database of Holocaust victims, a powerful genealogy tool that has reunited hundreds of long-lost relatives. But given the dwindling number of survivors and their advanced ages, Thursday's event seemed likely to be among the last of its kind.

    It makes me so happy that at least one remnant remains from my brother, and that is his son, said Pietruszka, tears welling in his eyes. After so many years I have been granted the privilege to meet him.

    Pietruszka was 24 when he fled Warsaw in 1939 as World War II erupted, heading to the Soviet Union and leaving behind his parents and twin brothers Volf and Zelig, who were nine years younger. His parents and Zelig were deported from the Warsaw Ghetto and killed in a Nazi death camp, but Volf also managed to escape. The brothers briefly corresponded before Volf was sent by the Russians to a Siberian work camp, where Pietruszka assumed he had died.

    In my heart, I thought he was no longer alive, Pietruszka said. He married in Russia and, thinking he had no family left, migrated to Israel in 1949 to start a new one.

    Then two weeks ago, his grandson, Shakhar Smorodinsky, received an email from a cousin in Canada who was working on her family tree. She said she had uncovered a Yad Vashem page of testimony filled out in 2005 by Volf Pietruszka for his older brother Eliahu, who he thought had died.

    Volf, it turned out, had survived and settled in Magnitogorsk, an industrial city in the Ural Mountains. Smorodinsky tracked down an address and reached out to discover that Volf, who had spent his life as a construction worker, had died in 2011 but that Alexandre, his only child, still lived there. After Smorodinsky arranged a brief Skype chat, Alexandre decided to come see the uncle he never knew he had.

    Smorodinsky, a 47-year-old professor from Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel, invited The Associated Press to record Thursday evening's reunion at his grandfather's retirement home in central Israel.

    Upon meeting, the two men clutched each other tightly and chatted in Russian as they examined each other's similar facial features.

    You are a copy of your father, said a shaking Pietruszka, who has a hearing aid and gets around in a rolling walker. I haven't slept in two nights waiting for you.

    Throughout the meeting, Alexandre swallowed hard to hold back tears, repeatedly shaking his head in disbelief.

    It's a miracle. I never thought this would happen, Alexandre, himself a retired construction worker, kept saying.

    It did, thanks to the Yad Vashem database of pages of testimony, whose goal is to gather and commemorate the names of all of the estimated 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide. The Names Recovery Project has been Yad Vashem's flagship mission in recent years. The memorial's very name — Yad Vashem is Hebrew for a memorial and a name — alludes to its central mission of commemorating the dead as individuals, rather than mere numbers like the Nazis did.

  • x
  • Bernie Glassman: The Dude and the Zen Master | Talks at Google


    Zen master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges's iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are simple and unassuming, and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on. His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out.

    Bernie Glassman founded the Zen Community of New York, which later became Zen
    Peacemakers, an international order of social activists. A longtime Zen teacher, he also
    founded the Greyston Mandala, a network of for-profits and not-for-profits creating
    jobs, housing, and programs to support individuals and their families on their path to

  • HASBI RABBI JALLALLAH Part 1| Danish F Dar | Dawar Farooq | Best Naat | 2017


    Revised version of Part 1 on Your Demand...

  • Poetry Readings Day 4


    Four local poets read their original poetry at The Grand Rapids Poets' Conference on April 5, 2012.

  • Damian Marley - War / No More Trubble @ Bonnaroo 2010


    damian marley at bonnaroo on 6/11/2010

  • Rhodes - War Day


    21 Oct 2002
    7VWM4 [7]


    While the newest release from swim may not sound like ‘yer average swim release (ie no electrickery and no one from WIRE plays on it or produces it!) Rhodes are nevertheless steeped in classic swim attitude/style.

    Discovered as a demo on Ian Camfield’s, XFM Rock Show the Rhodes sound is raw fast LOUD rock with an emphasis on LOUD yet although this bunch of East London located Northern exiles are a real “stand up” rock band their records are all produced in the ubiquitous “bedroom PC” style so beloved of swim artists young and old!

    It has to be said that so far very few rock bands (apart from silo and WIRE) have really taken on board the digital possibilities that electronic musicians have been playing about with for years but rest assured that Rhodes have and their almost industrial use of distortion (the master mix was so LOUD that the sound had to be turned down to guarantee successful mastering!!) is taking them places that conventional recording could never get them. Believe us when we say that in a few years there will be a ton of bands making records like this!

    So far just a handful of promos have gone out to radio but these have already garnered plays on Radio One’s “Evening Session” and secured John Kennedy @ XFM’s “Big One” slot for the week beginning 14th October. On the live front they have already been bagged for an upcoming Sonic Mook show under the enthusiastic encouragement of Sean Mcluskey.

  • Bai Bang - Are You Ready Live @ KB Malmoe


    Bai Bang live @ KB Malmoe, Sweden (Supporting Doro)
    Are You Ready from the album Are You Ready

  • Look What the Cat Dragged in - Our Superbowl Special


    Well TBH really NOT a Superbowl special. But in our effort to cobble together a show out of the unlistenable, we give you a look at the alleged Howard Stern and Beth Stern Break-up the tragedy that is Artie Lange, and misc BS to keep you amused. Enjoy

  • Thawadah Father


    Enjoy these sounds, bahasham Yashaya.



Check Also