A new post on NYU Press blog

I wrote a new post on the NYU Press blog. It’s about the social space of the coffeehouse, and who is “welcome” or “belong” there. I explore here current events and debates (the Starbucks Philadelphia incident, the recent closing of independent cafés in Tel Aviv), through the lens of the Jewish experience in coffeehouses in the 19th and 20th centuries, which is the topic of my book, A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture (NYU Press, 2018) :