The Complete Guide To New York Chassidim
The world of New York chassidim, with all different factions and personalities, is very difficult to comprehend. Many sociologists have attempted to untangle it, but it's hard for anyone to grasp all the facts, relationships, names and nuances. Here is an extraordinary authoritative presentation by a leading expert in the field. (Note - if you are reading this via email subscription, you will have to go to www.rationalistjudaism.com in order to watch the video.)
Clearly, even while being aware of the problems in chassidic society, he still has a very positive view of them, which is nice.
(Hat-tip: Reuven Brauner)