Jewish Community of Cuba: The Golden Age, 1906-1958

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Westview Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 240 pages
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JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CUBA tells the story of Ashkenazim and Sephardim fleeing from persecution abroad and finding refuge in Cuba, their trials and tribulations of adjusting to a new country, and the building of a vibrant Jewish Community. The Cuban Jewish Community grew from a parlor meeting of eleven Jews in 1906 to a network of schools and synagogues throughout the country. This is a story of peddlers going from rags to riches, Belgian refugees setting up a wartime diamond industry, and an American Mafioso in search of respectability. While reading this book, you will experience the Cuban Jewish Community in its Golden Age. This all came to an abrupt end in 1959, after the Revolution.

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Contents

The Early Ashkenazi Community
3
The Early Sephardic Community
14
The Late1910s and the End of an
25
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jay Levinson, after retiring from the Israel Police, has published many books and articles about his numerous travels. He has written extensively about Jewish sites and history, kosher wine, and various food products. He is well acquaintedwith the Jerusalem area where he has lived for over 30 years. Levinson holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University. He is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College and a frequent contributor to the Jewish Tribune.

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