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The Making of an American Shtetl

How did a small contingent of Hasidic families in upstate New York establish a thriving, insular enclave with a powerful local government?

Sign at the entrance to Satmar Hasidic  sect village of Kiryas Joel. (Uriel Heilman via JTA)
Sign at the entrance to Satmar Hasidic sect village of Kiryas Joel. (Uriel Heilman via JTA)

Authors Nomi Stolzenberg and David Myers join Yehuda Kurtzer to chronicle how the upstate New York town of Kiryas Joel created a world apart by using the very instruments of political and legal power that are uniquely American. They explore religious, social, and economic norms, delve into the roots of Satmar Hasidism, and uncover the American dream in the unlikeliest of places. Listen here:

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