- Date & Time
- November 20, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
- Location Information
- Event Type
Ted Merwin, professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at Dickinson College, explores the evolution of the deli, which came from Germany and Eastern Europe, and how it developed in America into a neighborhood institution on par with (or perhaps beyond) the synagogue. He also discusses how music, film, and television have formalized the deli as an icon of Jewish experience, redefining the boundaries between Jews and non-Jews in American society.