Irving Berlin: America’s Unlikely Composer
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Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries
ewish New York crosses genres encompassing history, travel, food and journalistic narrative in one book. The book’s historical perspective provides the framework for locals and visitors of every religion and nationality to delve into the rich history and cultureof Jewish immigrants and their descendants. The book chronicles Jews in New York from their earliest arrival from Recife, Brazil in 1654 to the present. A hybrid of history and travel, the book also provides the story behind Manhattan’s Jewish-related museums, historic monuments, restaurants, synagogues, and entertainment venues. The book includes original quotes from interviews with curators, historians, musicians and theater producers, restaurant owners, synagogue managers/rabbis and many more. The book features over 50 photos, both contemporary and vintage as well as maps of each neighborhood denoting key areas of interest.