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Jeffrey Gurock, “The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community” (NYU Press, 2016)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Oct 31 2016 • 38 mins


In The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community (New York University Press, 2016), Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, returns to the neighborhood he studied in his first scholarly work four decades later to explore the changing neighborhood of Jewish Harlem, which in its heyday 175,000 Jews called home. In addition to tracing Harlem’s Jewish residents and the institutions they built, he also offers readers broader insight into Gotham’s urban planning and decades of complex often cooperative – relationships between the Jewish and black communities within this enclave. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies