Love the cultural comparison AND you made me want Kugel!
Another thing, although less pronounced, is that Lithuanian Jews tended toward a more law-based Judaism (called the Mitnagdim) where Jews in Ukraine tended toward Hasidism and mysticism (there's some sociocultural reasons for that in the 1700s). So, in the 21st Century, the term Litvak has come to mean an traditional Orthodox Jew who's affiliated with Lithunianian/Mitnagdim tradition rather than the Hasidic tradition.
On April 6, 1901, in the maternity ward of a hospital on the Lower East Side of New York City, Samuel Abramov - the one and only child of Lev and Raisa Abramov - is born.
"Sam in New York" follows Sam's life from his elementary school years to his late twenties, as he deals with his overbearing, demanding parents' desire for him to be a lawyer, his burgeoning love for the theatre, and embarks on his unceasing quest for fame, love and acceptance.
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