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Harry Gersh

Harry Gersh

Williamsburg, one of the oldest parts of Brooklyn, is the new home of the Hasidic followers of the Satmar Rebbe. Clustered in the areas to...

Harry Gersh describes a personal investigation into anti-Semitic housing practices in a fashionable New York suburb.  _____________     Bronxville, New York, is a pleasant, handsome suburban village in...

1954 being the Tercentenary of the Jews’ arrival in America, the historians and portraitists, formal and informal, are readying their paint brushes on behalf of...

For an age that has lost its bearings, Harry Gersh offers here a brief digest of the precepts he learned from Mama, Tante, and Mom,...

Came the 1950’s, and thousands of quite law-abiding Americans found themselves undergoing an experience novel to the American scene: the FBI came to their homes...

Harry Gersh’s previous informal sociological explorations in COMMENTARY have addressed themselves to such various aspects of American Jewish culture as home cooking, kochaleins, and “paintners.”...

Harry Gersh here continues his very informal sociological explorations of some of the basic institutions of Jewish living. Our readers will remember his studies of...

In the March 1948 COMMENTARY, a “returned chaplain” had some candid words to say about his congregations, both civil and military. Harry Gersh here tells...

Harry Gersh’s best credential as an authority on that formidable tribe, the Jewish paintners, is his own genealogy. Says Mr. Gersh: “My grandfather was a...

The editors carefully dissociate themselves from the iconoclastic opinions here expressed by Harry Gersh. _____________   My mother was a bad cook. I realize this is a treasonable...

Behind organized labor’s rise to power in the 30’s were vast economic movements and tides, government laws, and mass pressures. But, also, there were the...