No Guides for the Perplexed

April 12, 2015 9:32 PM

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No Guides for the Perplexed

As a young ultra-Orthodox father, the author would sneak off to the public library to read about Elvis and Einstein in the encyclopedia.

New Square, N.Y., 30 miles north of New York City, was founded in the 1950s by the Grand Rebbe of Skver. Having survived the Holocaust, he left behind the wreckage that was European Jewish life, vowing to found a shtetl in America. He was from Skvyra in Ukraine, and it’s said that the new village wa...

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