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Q: Hasidic Jews in Le Marais, a district in Paris ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Hasidic Jews in Le Marais, a district in Paris
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: neutral-ga
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Posted: 10 Sep 2006 08:31 PDT
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Question ID: 763891
I need answers on 4 main issues about the Hasidic Jews, who live in Le
Marais, a district in Paris.

The questions are below. However, when answering them, please remember
that the questions are neither about Le Marais nor Hasidic Jews. The
focus is only on 'Hasidic Jews in Le Marais'.

Question 1:
Since when do Hasidic Jews live in Le Marais?

Question 2: 
What percent of a majority do Hasidic Jews account to in Le Marais
today? Was the figure pretty much the same in the history of Le

Question 3:
It is common knowledge that Hasidic Jews in Le Marais dress
traditionally. However, do they consider sexual outfits, or to a
larger extent, nudity, a sin? If so, does it make a difference to them
if it is the Gentile who commit this sin? Do their religious teachings
find the sight of nudity offensive?

Question 4:
What is the stance of the Jewish community in Le Marais on
homosexuality? do they consider it a sin? If so, does it make a
difference to them if it is the Gentile who commit it? Do they still

For your information:
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Hasidic Jews in Le Marais, a district in Paris
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Sep 2006 04:37 PDT
This site says that Hasidic Jews started to immigrate to Western
Europe in the 1880s.  There were pogroms in Russia and the Ukraine at
that time.

In your no. 2, do you want to know about the proportion of Hasidim
among the total Jewish population in the Marais?  Of course, it
increased when they immigrated there.

This related site explains that in 1796 Jews in France were given full
rights, thus naturally making it attractive to immigrants:

Hasidic Jews are very conservative in their dress and, as the first
site mentions, very modest in this regards.  They would disapprove of
nudism, sticking with the tenets of the Pentateuch:  remember Adam and
Eve, Noah's nakedness being seen by his son, Moses' laws in Leviticus.

Like conservatives of all types, they would object to more liberal
activities by other persons, projected their own standards on them,
considering them sinful.
  (Don't most of us, if we have strong beliefs?)
Nudity and homosexuality are both prohited under Mosiac Law.

Here is a review of a film about Jewish homosexuality:

This is, of course, not an "answer" to your question, just a free
comment, but I hope it helps a bit.  At least, it will put your
question back on top of the pile.
NOte:  the email notification system is defunct, so you will have to
check yourself to see if anything is posted to your question.
Subject: Re: Hasidic Jews in Le Marais, a district in Paris
From: neutral-ga on 11 Sep 2006 06:24 PDT
Thank you.

I know the Judaist view of homosexuality and nudity.

However, as stated in the question, I need the answer specific to the
Hasidic Jews in Le Marais.

Maybe I should make it clear in the question as to how Hasidic Jews in
Le Marais reconcile their beliefs with the very common nudity and
homosexuality in the area.

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