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Who Will Lead Us? The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

by Samuel C. Heilman,
The Jerusalem Post, November 3, 2017

Thanks to large families, a retention rate that approaches 80%, and anti-modern beliefs and practices that privilege community, tradition and mysticism, the number of hassidim has increased to about 350,000 in North America, 445,000 in Israel, and 100,000 in other places around the world.


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