Past Event

Book Talk + Meet the Authors: American Shtetl

April 7, 2022
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Online Zoom Webinar

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American Shtetl tells the story of how Kiryas Joel—founded by and for Satmar Hasidic Jews—has grown to become a thriving insular enclave and a powerful local government in upstate New York. While rejecting the norms of mainstream American society, Kiryas Joel has been stunningly successful in creating a world apart by using the very instruments of secular political and legal power that it disavows. 

Join Professor Katherine Franke (Law, Rights and Religion Project, Columbia Law School) and the authors of the book, Nomi Stolzenberg and David Myers, for a conversation on how legal and political battles defined—and even bolstered—the community.

This event is organized by Columbia Law School's Law, Rights, and Religion Project and co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL).

Contact Information

Lilia Hadjiivanova