Rabbi Beryl Epstein, a Lubavitcher with a wispy 12-inch beard, gives daily tours of Hasidic Crown Heights. On a recent morning, he donned his black fedora and kicked off his tour at a local Jewish library, where he delivered an impassioned, hour-long discourse that mixed Chabad Lubavitch history, psychology and relationship advice. The Hasidim, he told us, avoid TV, newspapers, co-ed activities and career ambition—anything that might distract them from directly experiencing the soul.
Chaya2020-03-04T10:37:36+00:00In Brooklyn, a Hasidic walking tour opens ultra-Orthodox Jewish life to outsidersChaya2020-03-04T10:37:36+00:00
A walking tour in Crown Heights opens the door to