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Review of A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar M. Pinsker

Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Shachar M. Pinsker’s latest work is a lively examination of the role of cafés as meeting grounds for Jewish writers and thinkers in the modern period of transnational migration, from 1848-1939.

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Review of Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy by Debra Caplan

Mayhill Fowler

In the brief decade of its existence, the Vilna Theater Troupe radically changed Yiddish theater, and the global stage.

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Labor, Love, and Life in Immigrant London

David Slucki

In this groundbreaking study, Lachs draws upon often ignored documents of popular culture (conventionally written off as shund by her predecessors) in order to paint a vivid picture of working class immigrant London at the turn of the 20th century.

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