Jews of Brooklyn

by Ilana Abramovitch

Other authorsSeán Galvin
Hardcover, 2002


Checked out
Due Apr 10, 2022


Hanover, NH : University Press of New England [for] Brandeis University Press, c2002.


Flatbush Avenue, Borough Park, Coney Island and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Bridge, Loehman's and Lundy's, Mrs. Stahl's potato knishes, the Dodgers, Barbara Streisand and Woody Allen, front stoops and back porches, Hasidas and Socialists, a place, a feeling, a state of mind- Brooklyn and American Jewry grew up together in the twentieth century. From the first documented settlement of Jews in Brooklyn in the 1830s to the present day, Jewish presence - always between a quarter to a third of Brooklyn's entire population- has been key to the development of the borough. Jewish families and foodways, businesses, schools, and synagogues, simchas and celebrations have been an essential component of Brooklyn life. In this book, over forty historians, folklorists, museum curators, musicians, and ordinary Brooklyn Jews with something to say about egg creams and Brooklyn accents present a vivid, living record of this astonishing cultural heritage. -- Book Jacket.… (more)



Page: 0.4768 seconds