Nancy Sinkoff, In the Podolian Steppe, (excerpt)

In: Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands, Brown Judaic Studies, 2004.


Nancy Sinkoff is Director, Center for European Studies and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers,

The State University of New Jersey.


In this excerpt the author gives a concise description of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as well as the origins of the Jewish

migration into the region. The symbiotic relationship between the Jewish community and its Noble patrons, focusing particularly on

the economic nexus between the two groups, is then covered.



Thanks are due to the author for her permission.


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