Posts tagged "crown heights"

Books Among Righteous Men

By Matthew Shaer Last June, a federal judge in Washington ordered the Russian government to return to the Lubavitch-Chabad Hasidic movement a sizable library of religious texts and documents which had been seized by Bolshevik authorities in the 1920s. The library was later obtained by the Nazis, before finally ending up—in 1945—in the hands of...

Jews Writing Jews, January 24

January, 24, 2012 | 6:00 - 7:30pm, 20 Cooper Square

Henry Goldschmidt (Race and Religion Among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights), Theodore Ross (Am I a Jew? forthcoming; editor, Men’s Journal), and Matthew Shaer (Among Righteous Men; contributor, New York Magazine) Moderated by Alana Newhouse (editor, Tablet Magazine) Three writers discuss the challenges of reporting and writing about Jewish communities other than their own.