Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, whose birthday bash we read about in the book of Genesis.
Aside from this non-Jewish leader, whose lifestyle certainly doesn’t deserve to be emulated by us, there isn’t a single mention of a birthday celebration by any one of our people.
Why the strange neglect of what we would think is a significant day worthy of celebrating and rejoicing?
Another occasion that Jews do celebrate yields an answer.
Women aren’t allowed to eat out.” The Post: From a very early age, Hasidic girls are expected to wear skirts and shirts that cover them down to their wrists and ankles.
But during your adolescence the law became even more restrictive.
The term "ultra-Orthodox", however, is considered pejorative by many of its adherents.
Haredi Judaism coalesced in response to the sweeping changes brought upon the Jews in the modern era: emancipation, enlightenment, the Haskalah movement derived from enlightenment, acculturation, secularization, religious reform in all its forms from mild to extreme, the rise of the Jewish national movements, etc.
When they pray..raise such a din that the walls quake.’ But on the streets of Stamford Hill they looked as solemn as undertakers, hurrying purposefully along, their gazes fixed firmly ahead, a world apart from from the idlers outside the betting shop, the hoodies loitering on the green.Across the park stood a large, Victorian brick building - a centre of learning, perhaps, or a synagogue, and men and boys moved back and forth across the park, all dressed in variations of the traditional Haredi dress - the high-crowned black hats, ringlets and frock-coats.In the 18th century, the Hasidim - the largest group of Haredi Jews, who comprise perhaps ninety per cent of the Stamford Hill community - were noted for the ecstatic fervour of their worship.; also spelled Charedi, plural Charedim) is a broad spectrum of groups within Orthodox Judaism, all characterized by a rejection of modern secular culture.Its members are often referred to as strictly Orthodox or ultra-Orthodox in English.At 23, emboldened by classes at Sarah Lawrence College, she left her husband and the community for good — taking her 3-year-old son with her.Feldman recently discussed her experiences with The Post over (very nonkosher) crabcake sandwiches and Key lime tarts: “I think I love eating out more than most people,” she says, “because I was never allowed to do it.Feldman: When I was 11, they changed the clothing rules.You used to be able to wear a long-sleeve, high-neck T-shirt.Sitting in a cozy Upper East Side restaurant, 25-year-old Deborah Feldman stashes her copy of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in her handbag and greets the chef, who’s come out to say hello.Clad in a miniskirt, semi-sheer sweater and cowboy boots, this confident, stylish young woman seems every bit your typical New Yorker. Until two years ago, Feldman was part of the ultra-conservative Hasidic Satmar community based in Williamsburg.