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July 27, 2017

"Oy vey! Benny’s family has been selling scrumptious knishes—baked round dumplings filled with onions, cheese, and potatoes—since the family moved to America. But now the Tisch family has moved to Rivington Street on New York’s Lower East Side, with a knish store of th...

July 27, 2017

Join author Joanne Oppenheim for a reading and Q&A session on her new book, The Knish War on Rivington Street at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library.

This is a Family Program perfect for children.

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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library


July 25, 2017

When I write a book, I like to think about what was happening in the bigger world outside of the story. Working on the Knish War on Rivington Street, I thought of movie celebrities of the time — and the politics of the day.  In 1916, the United States had not yet enter...

July 21, 2017

During the knish war in 1916 the two knisheries featured music as attraction...this is from The Mediator, a newspaper of the day, reporting on the events: 

" Morris bought a phonograph and advertised music with knishes. Max retained the services of a German band and hun...