“A local librarian had recommended this, so I pick it from the recommendation shelf. I was surprised to learn that a group of Hassidic Jews had a community in Iowa, where they operated a kosher slaughter house. The author analyzes the Lubavitches relationship to the locals of Postville and follows the attempt to annex the slaughter house land in order to have more control over the Jewish business. Jewsish himself, he finds the Lubavitches domineering and rigid, yet admires their strong faith. ”
Diane V wrote this review Sunday, August 14, 2011.