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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Eli Lederhendler

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry 15, 49-67.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)
Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Cities and Suburbs; Jewish culture; Residential patterns

Type: Report

Coverage: New York

Abstract:

This essay examines the reasons why New York City is the only city that, as a whole, has been imagined as a Jewish space: a "home," in the way that a shtetl or neighborhood is conceived as a home.

In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 15, 49-67.