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Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin


New York City's Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city's oldest yeshiva, students still gather to study the Talmud beneath the great arched windows facing out onto East Broadway. This book is the author's uniquely personal account of the year he spent as both student and observer at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, and a poignant chronicle of a side of Jewish life that outsiders rarely see. The author explores the yeshiva's relationship with the neighborhood, the city, and Jewish and American culture ... More

Keywords: traditional rabbinic learning, New York, Jewish population, yeshiva, Talmud, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, Jewish life, Rosh Yeshiva, Rebbi, Jewish tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691203997
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Boyarin, author
Cornell University