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Book Club (IN PERSON) "The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City" by Scott Seligman.

Monday, July 11, 2022 12 Tammuz 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMBeth Tikvah

 

The July 11 Book (moved due to the July 4 holiday) will be "The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City" by Scott Seligman.

In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they assembled in squads of five, intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter.

"The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902" tells the twin stories of mostly uneducated female immigrants who discovered their collective consumer power and of the Beef Trust, the midwestern cartel that conspired to keep meat prices high despite efforts by the U.S. government to curtail its nefarious practices.

Note: We will be meeting at the Temple for a deli dinner while we discuss the book.

Email bookclub@beth-tikvah.org to register

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