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  • n. Plural form of shtetl.


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  • I decided to check out "Wiznits123″'s followers - and discovered what I had previously not known but should have suspected: Twitter has reached its tipping point, and now even the most old-world of shtetlach are using social media.


  • "With the advent of Jewish Emancipation, when ghetto walls crumble and the shtetlach begin to dissolve, Jewry-like some wide-eyed anthropologist-enters upon a strange world, to explore a strange people observing a strange halakah They examine this world in dismay, with wonder, anger, and punitive objectivity.

    Chicago Indymedia

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