Store won’t sell book

nbruce writes “Over at the Revealer, March 18, there is the story of a book, The Limits of Orthodox Theology, banned in one neighborhood, but popular in another.”

At Eichler’s bookstore in Flatbush (that’s in Brooklyn, folks), Marc Shapiro’s new book has been flying off the shelves; at Eichler’s bookstore (unrelated) in Borough Park (Brooklyn, again), it’s been banned. “Due to neighborhood complaints we can’t keep this book on our shelves,” says a store rep.

So close, so far. Eichler’s in Flatbush sells to a general audience, albeit mostly Jewish. Eichler’s in Borough Park does almost exclusively ultra-Orthodox business. So what’s the big difference? Maimonides.