New York City, the Jews, and "The Urban Experience"


Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Eli Lederhendler

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Cities and Suburbs; Jewish culture; Residential patterns

Type: Report

Coverage: New York


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.