William B. Helmreich

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Professor William B. Helmreich[1] is a professor of sociology "at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York." He is also a published author[2][3] (14 books as of 2013).[4]

He published a sociology work in 1979 titled "Old Wine in New Bottles: Advanced Yeshivot in the United States".[5]

The City University of New York website lists Helmreich as "Distinguished Professor"[4] and lists his areas of specialization as "race and ethnic relations, religion, immigration, risk behavior, the sociology of New York City, urban sociology, consumer behavior and market research."


European-born (1945) Helmreich[6] "was brought to this country as an infant" by his Holocaust-survivor parents.[3] He wrote about his growing up years in a book he named "Wake Up, Wake Up, to Do the Work of the Creator" (a phrase, spoken in Yiddish, by those who went house-to-house to awaken worshippers for daily prayer).[7]


  1. ^ Sam Roberts (September 6, 2018). "He Walked 721 Miles to Find the Nooks and Crannies of 'The Manhattan Nobody Knows'". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Sam Roberts (January 1, 2017). "Exploring New York, on Foot and With Maps". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b Constance Rosenblum (December 12, 2013). "Hell on Shoe Leather". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b "William Helmreich". Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  5. ^ William Helmreich (1979). "Old Wine in New Bottles: Advanced Yeshivot in the United States". JSTOR.org.
  6. ^ James H. Lehmann (August 1977). "Wake Up, Wake Up, to Do the Work of the Creator, by William B. Helmreich". Commentary Magazine.
  7. ^ "Chapter-II 2. Naipaul's and Richler's Works" (PDF). ... in keeping with the biblical source ... "Abraham rose up early ..."