The forgotten history of Jewish Harlem

At the beginning of the 20th century, Harlem’s Jewish community was the third-largest in the world, just behind Warsaw, Poland, and the Lower East Side.

When you think of the northern Manhattan neighborhood spanning the tip of Central Park to 155th Street, you might picture all that has embodied Harlem history: Duke Ellington’s music, Langston Hughes’ poetry, Malcolm X’s activism, and other rich imprints of Black American culture.

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Source: Miranda Lapides, Jew-ish Unpacked