The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side: A Retrospective and Contemporary View

The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side: A Retrospective and Contemporary View


Includes a hundred illustrations of very good and old synagogues on New York's decrease East Side.
It has frequently been stated that nowhere within the usa can one discover a higher selection of extraordinary and historical synagogues than on New York's reduce East facet. because the final vacation spot for thousands of immigrant japanese ecu Jews throughout the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it turned the hot native land and hoped-for goldene medinah (promised land) for immigrants fleeing persecution, poverty, and oppression, whereas suffering to reside a brand new and efficient lifestyles. but to many viewers and scholars this present day those synagogues are shrouded in secret, as documentary details on them has a tendency to be dispersed and tough to find.

With The Synagogues of latest York's decrease East Side, Gerard R. Wolfe fills that void, giving readers unparalleled entry to the tale of the way the Jewish neighborhood took root on the decrease East part of ny. utilizing archival images taken by way of Jo Renee nice and modern photographs taken via Norman Borden along his textual content, Wolfe makes a speciality of the synagogues equipped or obtained through japanese ecu Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants through the nice period of mass immigration, portray bright pics of the person congregations and the hot and very important tradition that was once rising. for lots of, the decrease East part grew to become the portal to the United States and the stepping-stone to a brand new and higher existence. this present day, the synagogues within which those immigrants worshiped stay as a poignant visible reminder of what had develop into the largest Jewish neighborhood within the world.

Originally released in 1978, The Synagogues of recent York's decrease East Side grew to become the authoritative learn of the topic. Now thoroughly revised and up to date with new textual content, photos, and maps, in addition to a useful word list, Wolfe's booklet is an essential and available resource for those that are looking to comprehend the various and wealthy heritage of recent York's reduce East facet and its Jewish inhabitants. Its readable and illuminating view into the variety of synagogues--large and small, prior and present--and their humans makes this publication excellent for lecturers, scholars, museum educators, and common readers alike.

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