10 Special Photographs Of Hasidic Jews

The media likes to call ’em “ultra-orthodox”.  Others like to call them crazy.  Some people try to put them in a box and call them the Jews who refuse to serve in the IDF.

Everyone seems to have their own views of the way we should interpret lives of Hasidic Jews, and, often, all we see is the most extreme examples of these people because that’s what gets hits and attention and continues to perpetuate stereotypes.

This image post is more about showing subtle moments in the lives of Hasidic Jews.  As one of the most diverse group of Jews, they deserve to be shown in a more complex light.

1. Mitzvah Tantz At Hasidic Wedding

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This image is actually from an amazing series in the Daily Mail, which is full of more beautiful photographs.  Definitely check it out.

2. Hasidic Welder In Israel, 1952

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Taken by the great photographer, David Seymour aka "Chim”, this photograph beautifully depicts the eclectic nature of the populace of Israel, especially around the time of its founding.

3. Instagrammed Hasidic Boy

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Speaking of the eclectic nature of Israel, this photo, by Chana Blumes, one of my favorite Jewish photographers, just so beautifully depicts Jerusalem, and especially Nachlaot, in all its diverse glory.

4. Father And Children Gather Palm Fronds For Sukkot

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5. Hasidic Couple Teaches Yoga

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These two special Breslov folks were featured in Haaretz for bringing Yoga to their Hasidic community in Ramat Beit Shemesh.  This photograph is just too awesome for words.

6. Burning Chametz/Being Cool

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy walks by a fire burning leavened products before the start of the Jewish holiday Passover in Jerusalem

7. Hasidic Girls Being Even Cooler

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This powerful image of a “village elder” was taken by the great photographer, 4260325246_b45f36648d_b

This isn’t necessarily the most professional image here, but there’s something about this image that so perfectly depicts the life of some Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn.  Half in, and half out of the world around them.  887404_10150289592799999_1647729390_o (1)

This deeply moving image has circulated quite a bit since the tragic deaths of Nachum and Raizy Glauber, who were 10 Images That Will Change The Way You Look At Tefillin

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  • Are you sure the fellow in the second picture is a chassid? He looks more like a Teimani to me.

    • Good question. I was going by the peyos.

    • And a Teimani can’t be a Chassid?

      • Sure, but most aren’t (especially in 1952). Anyone can be a chassid, including clean-shaven fellows without long peyos. If the only evidence that this fellow is a chassid is his appearance, then his appearance is that of a religious Teimani. (Teimanim have always grown long peyos.) There is no reason to assume that a Teimani is a chassid.

  • Awesome

  • coool. love the yoga picture and the funeral

  • BirdieWaters

    The Breslov yogis were my favorite! I also liked the composition of the subway pic. Lovely.

  • the yoga pic is remarkable as well as the wedding photo

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  • Hezbos InYour Backyard

    Nice composition.

  • Double D

    I have seen a lot of post standing up for Donald Trump. I think it’s time the Jewish people in the United States. Stand up for this country and fight against Islamic terrorist. We are tired of constantly losing our Christian children. While in every war your people sit home and watch. No more you hate all Muslims. Well we don’t so it’s time to send your sons and daughters. NO MORE HIDING we are going to push this. Get up and fight for Trump.The man’s a coward and so are you people. I have total respect for Israel. But not American Jesus, they won’t fight. Oh sure there’s a handful you would try and throw at me. Man up people we are tired of sending our children to die. Americans stand down when it comes to joining Trumps Military. Let the Republicans send there loved ones to there slaughter. I am not a racist I just see my Jewish friends with so much hate. But they won’t fight, enough