February 21, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jewish History with Barry Feldman
Landmark Books, Places & Moments in Jewish History
Four Sundays after Zoom Services:
January 10 & 24 and February 7 & 21
Join Jewish History (same link as Sunday morning Zoom services)
Dial-in (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID 283 908 873 Passcode 613
Jan. 10: The Second Great Migration: Moving out of the Lower East Side to Greater New York.
Jan. 24: Let’s Revisit the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902
Feb. 7: South Carolina is the New Zion: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, an American Synagogue in Transition
Feb. 21: An-Sky’s Expedition, “The Dark Continent”: An Exploration into the Past Folklore of Eastern Europe
At the turn of the 20th century, Sholyme Zanvl Rappaport, aka Szymon An-Sky, journalist, ethnographer, dramatist (The Dybuk) recognized that the diminished shtetlach of Jewish eastern Europe were disappearing along with generations of folklore. This class will discuss An-Sky ethnographic investigation, the questions asked, the origins of traditional practices, rituals and superstitions. References include “The Dark Continent” written by Nathan Deutsch and the notes of Avrom Rechtman, an original expedition ethnographer.