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The Spinoza of Market Street Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Singer's fiction has been contrasted with that of other prominent twentieth-century Jewish-American writers, such as Cynthia Ozick, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow and Bernard Malmud. Learn more about one of these writers and their short fiction. In what ways does this writer's treatment of issues of Jewish identity and religion compare and contrast with those of Singer?

Singer's short story takes place in a Jewish shtetl (a small Eastern European Jewish community) in Warsaw, Poland, amidst the backdrop of the beginning of World War I (The Great War). Find out more about the history of Polish Jews in the twentieth century. In what ways did major historical events—such as World War I and World War II—affect the Jewish population in Poland?

Singer's story takes place in the setting of a Chassidic (or Hassidic) Jewish community. Find out more about the history of Hassidic...

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