Hakhnoe-tants (LKT)

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Hakhnoe-tants -- Special Hassidic dance at weddings. People stand out in two equal rows, holding hands, and one row dances against the second. When they near each other -- the dancers from one row drop the hands they were holding and bend and stoop down with great humility...” Rekhtman 1962, p. 262