Festival 2021 Saturday 27 February - Wednesday 24 March | Tickets now on sale

Jonathan Boyarin

Jonathan Boyarin is the Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at Cornell University. His books include Jewish Families, Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side, and The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe.
Yeshiva Days
New York’s Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city’s oldest yeshiva, students still gather to study the Talmud beneath the great arched windows facing out onto East Broadway. Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell professor of Modern Jewish Studies, spent a year as student and observer and Yeshiva Days is the result – a uniquely personal account that explores Mesivtha Tifereth ...