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Published on Mar 31, 2015
Saul Kaiserman, Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, and his brother Mark Kaiserman, Senior Rabbi of The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, tell the fascinating story of their grandfather’s journey from rabbinic royalty to New York City journalist. Menashe Unger, born in Poland to a rabbinic dynasty, devoted his life to telling stories of the fascinating and lost Hasidic world of Eastern Europe. Now, his revealing and intimate portrait of Menachem Mendel of Kotsk, written in Yiddish, has been translated into English. Translator Jonathan Boyarin, Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at Cornell University, reads selections from the book, and the Kaiserman brothers share anecdotes about their zeidi and his colorful family. Watch part 2 at http://youtu.be/ShNj4Z3DB0k