- n. Plural form of shtetl.
“Jewish and Gentile filmmakers told stories set in eastern European shtetls and the Lower East Side.”
“Does Gross think he was dropped by parachute onto this earth, disconnected from a past that, yes, originates in the Middle East, and not in the shtetls or in the suburbs of Boston where he was born?”
“Sher's performance is also the magnetic centre of a play which, even if a little aware of its own cleverness, reminds us that the movies are a product of Yiddish culture, and that the eternal battles between art and commerce were played out in the shtetls over a century ago.”
“I can also vividly remember my own mother getting advice from her own stern mother, Grandmom Goldberg, whose wisdom came from the shtetls of Russia.”
“He quit his job at the hardware store to work for a construction company, thus becoming the first Weingarten male, probably since the shtetls of 19th-century Russia, who actually knows how to fix stuff.”
“In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Russian rioters descended on Jewish shtetls to kill thousands, and rape and injure many thousands more, in marauding expeditions for which a distinctive term was devised: pogroms.”
“However I feel as if I would be insulting countless generations of my ancestors -- most of whom toiled away in shtetls so that I could eat Cheetos and get paid to write about Four Loko-- by referencing the Shoah.”
“They became more protective of what they felt were their true roots, although very few Orthodox practices would have been recognizable to Moses, or at least a Moses who had never been to the shtetls of Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.”
“However I feel as if I would be insulting countless generations of my ancestors -- most of whom toiled away in shtetls so that I could eat Cheetos and get paid to write about Four Loko -- by referencing the Shoah.”
“In the shtetls of Eastern Europe, I wonder if their kids ever had Christmas envy.”
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