The Midwood section of Brooklyn is home
to a booming community of Modern
Orthodox Jews, where it is common to
see families with eight children. In
1986, our reporter left the cosmopolitan
Upper West Side of Manhattan and move to
what is essentially a 20th Century shtetl.
There he spent four years caring for his
frail and elderly father. This is the
story of a secular Jew who is both an
insider and an outsider in the Orthodox
milieu and how he came to appreciate the ancient ways of his religious brethren.
Frontline - Shtetl
Read about a PBS documentary on the history of the Holocaust in Poland from the perspective of one village.
Jewish Communication Network
My Years in Avenue J Land. by Jon Kalish
Distric of Columbia Jewish Commnunity Center