The Golden Age Shtetl A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

In his new book, The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe, scholar and author Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern uses untapped archival sources to challenge our popular and romantic notions of the shtetl as a backward village of Jewish poverty. Instead, he unearths why the shtetl was a place where Jews proudly enjoyed prosperity and stability.

Thursday, February 12, 2015