Vintage Chabad scenes from Crown Heights, the Ohel and shlichus from the early 1990s are among the just-published 69 hours of outtakes from the 1997 documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America.” Watch some selections here.
Vintage Chabad scenes from Crown Heights, the Ohel and shlichus from the early 1990s are among the just-published 69 hours of outtakes from the 1997 documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America.”
Published by PBS, the documentary was marketed as the “first documentary to cover the American Hasidic community in an in-depth manner.”
The directors filmed tens of hours in the Chassidic communities in Brooklyn and other locations associated with Chassidic life. They also filmed the family of Russia’s Head Shliach Rabbi Berel Lazar in Moscow and Pittsburgh, in addition to filming them in Crown Heights.
The final product was 90 minutes long, using just 1/69 of the footage they filmed. The full collection of outtakes from the film was just released and is available online to view.
Presented below is a selection of clips highlighting Chabad life.
Click here for the full collection.
Shacharis in 770 in 1993
Rabbi Berel Lazar Interviewed Post Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel
Crown Heights Streets/The Ohel
Schoolchildren/Interview with Moshe Levertov (1)
Shlichus in Russia
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