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Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin


The Stanton Street Shul is one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic Lower East Side. This narrow building wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement is full of clamorous voices—the generations of the dead who somehow contrive to make their presence known, and the newer generation keeping the building and its memories alive and to make themselves as Jews in the process. The book follows this congregation of “year-round Jews” through the course of a summer when its future must once again be decided. The Lower East Side, famous as the jumping-off point for mil ... More

Keywords: Judaism, Lower East Side, gentrification, modern orthodoxy, Jewish ethnography, minyan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823239009
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Boyarin, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill