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Joel Renaldo (born about 1870 in New York City) was a restaurateur whose two story Bohemian restaurant, Joel Renaldo's Café, at 206 West 41st Street near Times Square in New York City was a Manhattan institution before and after the First World War. Max Weber's, oil painting, "Joel's Cafe," done in 1909 or 1910, portrays the bar. In 1910 he self-published his theory of evolution, "polygeneric theory", which hypothesized that each species was independently created when its time had come. In 1921, following raids on his establishment, Psychoanalysis of the "Reformer" A Further Contribution to the Sexual Theory which purported to demonstrate that the passion for reform of their neighbors by those who favored prohibition was a neurosis akin to a passion for "rape" or "eating caviar" was published. 
- "SEIZE $75,000 LIQUOR IN BIG 'DRY' DRIVE". The New York Times. September 2, 1920. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- Renaldo, Joel (1921). Psychoanalysis of the "Reformer" A Further Contribution to the Sexual Theory. Lee Publishing Company. p. 25.
- "You Mustn't Crack Up the Darwinian Theory at Joe's". The New York Times. November 2, 1913. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- Peters, Lisa N. (February 18, 2011). "Max Weber’s Joel’s Café: A Forgotten New York Establishment Comes to Light". Spanierman Modern Contemporary and Modern Art Blog. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- Rinaldo's Polygeneric Theory, self-published (1910), hardcover
- Psychoanalysis of the "Reformer" A Further Contribution to the Sexual Theory, preface by Andre Tridon, Lee Publishing Company (1921), 137 pages, hardcover, a modern print to order version is available.
- "Joel’s bohemian refreshery" Restaurant-ing through history