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Shtetl Finder Gazetteer: Jewish Communities in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries in the Pale of Settlement of Russia and Poland, and in Lithuania, Latvia, Galicia, and Bukovina, with Names of Residents

By: Chester G. Cohen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: C0248


Lists over 2,000 Jewish communities in eastern Europe, giving locations and lists the names of some Jews known to have lived in each community as compiled from newspapers, book subscriber lists, directories, etc.; of great value for locating obscure communities. View more info

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Jews in America: A Cartoon History [Updated and Expanded Edition]

By: David Gantz

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society:

Seller ID: 608284


A unique presentation of the history of Jewish life and culture in the United States over the past 500 yearsJews in America is a graphic history that uses the comic book format-- an artistic expression as American as jazz--to depict five centuries of Jewish life in this country. With its blend of humor, history, and old-fashioned sentimentality, Gantz, an artist who has spent a lifetime using paper and ink to present social commentary and issues with wry wit, illustr... View more info

The Jewish American Family Album

By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mandy Patinkin

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 124170


As long ago as September 1654, 23 Jews disembarked from a ship named the Sainte Catherine into New Amsterdam--today's New York City. They came to find a safe haven from oppression and religious persecution and to seek economic opportunity. But even they were not the first Jewish Americans, and they were certainly not the last. Three million Jewish immigrants followed in the next three centuries. Today, about 4 out of every 10 Jews in the world are U. S. citizens.The ... View more info

The Seven Good Years And Other Stories of I.L. Peretz

By: I.L. Peretz, illustrated by Deborah Kogan, Translated and Adapted by Esther Hautzig

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society:

Seller ID: 607717


Ten stories by a master of Yiddish literature, charmingly retold and illustrated.Readers of all ages will be charmed by Hautzig's skillful and sensitive translations of I.L. Peretz's tales from Eastern Europe. Peretz, considered one of the greatest writers of modern Yiddish literature, wrote of the magical quality of kindness and the bitter fruits of blind faith.First published by JPS in 1984, this book is now being reissued after many years out of print. The cha... View more info

Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore

By: Josepha Sherman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 831938


Someone once observed that "A Jew is composed of 28 percent fear, 2 percent sugar, and 70 percent nerve." Certainly, the Jews have needed every bit of that nerve over centuries of persecution. The struggle and triumph of Jewishness, author Josepha Sherman observes, "is reflected in the vast body of Jewish folklore, which emphasizes ethical behavior and survival through cleverness, kindness, and above all, humor."In this American Folklore Series volume... View more info

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Jews in Michigan

By: Judith Levin Cantor.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2001

Seller ID: 135988


Since the earliest days of the British fur trade, Jewish pioneers have made Michigan their home. Judith Levin Cantor's Jews in Michigan captures the struggles and triumphs of Michigan's Jews as they worked to establish farms, businesses and synagogues, sparking commercial and residential development throughout the state, and even into the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula. Cantor celebrates both urban and rural immigrants, who supplied essential goods and services to th... View more info

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Zayda Was a Cowboy

By: June Levitt Nislick

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society:

Seller ID: 608179


A delightful story about an important but little-known era of Jewish history.The extraordinary story of how one family, and one young boy in particular, are changed forever when Zayda (Yiddish for "grandfather") comes to live with them. At first the young narrator, Bill, is resistant to all the changes in the house: Zayda spooks his friends, tries to get Bill to speak Yiddish, and demands strange foods like herring.But as Zayda starts telling Bill and... View more info

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"And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher" Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1855

By: Linda Mack Schloff

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 51338X


Linking the personal and the historical, Schloff integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to shed vital new light on the Jewish experience in America's heartland. The book uses the voices of four generations of Jewish women who settled in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin to show how they transported and transformed their cultural and religious life in a region inhabited by few Jews. As the wives ... View more info

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Americans of Jewish Descent

By: Malcolm H. Stern

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: S0010


Documented study explores the backgrounds of the Ashkenazim and Separdim who immigrated to the American continent. View more info

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Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land 1855-2005

By: Nora Faires, Nancy Hanflik

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Michigan State University Press:

Seller ID: 137719


Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land--1855-2005 combines an examination of the evolution of a small ethnic and religious community with analysis of the dramatic rise and decline of an industrial boomtown. In both popular accounts and scholarly writings, Flint has become an icon of manufacturing production become rustbelt ruin. As this book shows, even during Flint's vaunted postwar "golden age," Jews participated in the good life of consumer abundance but ... View more info

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Jewish Cemeteries of Five Counties of Connecticut. The Cohen/Goldfarb Collection, Volume 2

By: Rabbi Edward A. Cohen and Lew Goldfarb

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: C0997


This volume covers Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland and New London Counties. New Haven County and Fairfield County are represented but not complete; and as of now, the authors have found no Jewish cemeteries in Windham County. This data is presented in an alphabetical, columnar format. The information includes cemetery (in a coded format), row, name, maiden name (or other bits of information such as age or place of birth), date of death, date of birth, parents an... View more info