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The Rise of David Levinsky

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Paperback published by Modern Library (Random House Publishing Group)

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A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of rising to the top of the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.
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A young Hasidic Jew struggling to master the Talmud seeks his fortune amid the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The energy formerly focused on his religious studies now turns in the direction of rising to the top of the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.
Product Details
Paperback (556 pages)
Published: November 13, 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780375757983
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