Definition of shtetl
shtetlachplay \ˈshtet-ˌläḵ, ˈshtāt-\ also
: a small Jewish town or village formerly found in Eastern Europe
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After the convention, Bellsey became interested in researching the history of this Torah — and traced the scroll to Kutna Hora, a shtetl (town) in the former Czechoslovakia about an hour east of Prague.
Mr. Obama tried to explain the unlikely friendship that developed between an African-American from Hawaii and a child of the shtetl who grew up to lead Israel.
One nightclub was a repurposed synagogue in of the town of Eišiškės, a former Jewish shtetl.
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