Tuesday, May 24

Tevya's Children

A new book, The Jewish Century, speculatively looks at the milkman's daughters as a metaphor for what became of 19th century Russian Jewry: secularists, nationalists, and socialists. Together they created the modern world ("the Modern Age is the Jewish Age"; "we are all, to varying degrees, Jews")...

NYRB reviews.


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