Book Talk: The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902
Hosted By: Tenement Museum
Watch a free virtual talk with Scott Seligman, author of “The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City.” Scott will tell us the story that newspapers at the time called a modern Jewish Boston Tea Party. In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they assembled in squads of five, intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter.
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