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Book Review

Read a review of Rebecca Kobrin’s book: Jewish Bialystock and its Diaspora by Professor Jonathan Boyarin.

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In his forthcoming review in the journal, “American Jewish History,” Professor Boyarin states:

Two of the Lower East Side’s remaining great Jewish institutions still proudly bear the name of the Polish city of Bialystok: the Bialystoker Center and Old Age Home on East Broadway, and the Bialystoker Synagogue on Willett Street. One of the special pleasures of Rebecca Kobrin’s book, for a long-time Lower East Side resident such as myself, is her rich explanation of how the former institution came to be, through the coalescence of over two dozen separate mutual welfare organizations, all drawing upon the shared identity of immigrants from Bialystok in and around New York City.

Read the full book review here.