C (abysmallucidity) wrote in aunionofsorts,

Hasidic Jewish

In my high school sociology class we were speaking about the subculture of the Hasidic Jewish. Now, a Hasidic jewish community is located literally right next to our community, and I noticed that some kids thought that the Hasids were the most evil spawn in the world and that their group should be totally assimilated into our culture and that others seemed to judge them by their own standards, and though they may not understand or agree with their practices, they still believe that they have the right to practice them and live as they do. If you don't know much about the Hasidic Jewish than you can go here.

Anyhow, I thought this would be a good first topic for discussion. I would like to hear you answer the question: do we have the right to expect, and even demand, a subculture of our own group to just assimilate into our mainstream life? I will post my own answer to this response as a comment a bit later.

I'm interested to know what you think.
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