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The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community

The Jews of Harlem:  The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community

by Jeffrey Gurock,
The Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2016

At the beginning of the 20th century, Edward Steiner described what it meant for a Jewish immigrant to make it in New York City: “From a presser the man become a cutter, then a designer, and at last opens a shop in Harlem, and his wife wears diamonds. Harlem is the goal and the further uptown he moves, the larger, one may be sure, is his bank account.”

 

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