Tagged Eastern European Jewry

Yeshiva revolution

Shaul Stampfer, one of Israel’s foremost experts on Eastern European Jewry, is the most unlikely of iconoclasts. A thin, quiet, unassuming man, he gives the impression that he would have been happy as a simpleĀ melamedĀ (elementary school teacher) in the shtetls he describes. He seems to revel in challenging common… Read more »