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Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Hosted By: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

Author Jonathan Boyarin spent a sabbatical year learning at MTJ, an Orthodox seminary that is New York’s oldest institution of rabbinic learning, This led him to write the book Yeshiva Days in which he shares a side of Jewish life outsiders rarely get to see.

You can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Princeton University Press with the discount code: YD30 for a 30% discount valid through the end of the year.

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Jonathan Boyarin

Boyarin is the Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies in the Departments of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies of Cornell University, and is an anthropologist whose 2011 book Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul is about a “tenement synagogue” also on the Lower East Side.
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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) is an educational non-profit, created in 1998, to preserve and support the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the neighborhoods distinct cultural identity. As the birthplace of American Jewish civilization, and the most iconic immigrant neighborhood in America, we share this history by taking people on walking tours which enter sacred sites, where you learn how past generations came here, lived and worshiped. Learn more about LESJC here.
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