Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls--Jewish settlements--in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly peasant neighbors in religion, occupation, language, and culture. The shtetls were different in important respects from previous types of Jewish settlements in the Diaspora in that Jews had rarely formed a majority in the towns in which they lived. This was not true of the shtetl, where Jews sometimes comprised 80% or more of the ...

The Shtetl: New Evaluations 2009, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814748312

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The Shtetl: New Evaluations 2006, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814748015

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