Di Goldene Medine
Almost until the end of the 19th century, the vast majority of Jews lived in Europe. Then, dramatic geographical and sociological changes began to occur, which in many ways changed the very face of this people.
Millions of Jews from shtetls of Eastern Europe stepped their way overseas, mostly to the United States - “di goldene medine”, which in Yiddish means “the Golden Country”.
Those Jews perfectly knew what they were fleeing from: the Pale of Settlement, poverty, pogroms, every form of anti-Semitism. But what awaits them in a new place? This was less clear to them, if at all. This is the subject of Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky’s lecture.