The Rabbi on Forty-seventh Street

The Rabbi on Forty-seventh Street

The Story of Her Father

Book - 2000
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The rabbi came from the Slobodka Yeshiva; his congregation came from Broadway. The synagogue was a modest brick building a block from Broadway in the middle of that colorful New York neighborhood known fifty years ago as Hell's Kitchen. Between prayers on Yom Kippur you could hear a chorus of would-be Ruby Keelers tap-dancing in the rehearsal hall next door.

This is the exuberant story of Bernard Birstein--his immigrant travels and travails in America, his ever-increasing family of five children and countless poor relations, and his adventurous rabbinical life. The narrator is his youngest daughter, Ann, the blond-haired enfant terrible who grew up to write six novels and now this captivating book.

Publisher: Lincoln, NE : iUniverse.com, c2000
ISBN: 9780595089109
0595089100
Branch Call Number: Biography B Bir

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