29 2015

Ted Merwin Book Talk

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

JCC in the Henry Miller 3301 N Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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“Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli” – Book Talk with Ted Merwin

In Pastrami on Rye, the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli, Ted Merwin (who teaches religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College) traces the rise and fall of the Jewish deli in New York from its inception on the Lower East Side, to its heyday during the interwar era, to its rapid decline in the decades following the Second World War.  Prof. Merwin also explores the recent surge in popularity the deli has had among contemporary Jews who are returning the deli to cult status as they seek to reclaim their cultural identity.  The author will give a short talk about the book and sign copies, which will be available for sale.

Sponsor: JCC