The Megashtetl/Cosmopolis: New York Jewish History Comes of Age

Moses Rischin

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

The Megashtetl/Cosmopolis: New York Jewish History Comes of Age

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This chapter reviews the following books: To the Other Shore: The Russian Jewish Intellectuals Who Came to America by Steven Cassedy, The Jewish East Side 1881–1924 by Milton Hindus (ed.), Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York by Daniel Soyer, and New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise by Beth S. Wenger. These diverse works illustrate both the rewards and the hazards of scholarship that focuses on what may be called heroic or presumptively heroic chapters in the New York Jewish story.

Keywords: megashtetl; Jews; Jewish history; New York

Chapter.  4362 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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