A Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore

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Jason Aronson, Incorporated, May 31, 1998 - Religion - 390 pages
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A Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore

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This large work is a compendium of stories, anecdotes, recollections, stylings, jokes, beliefs, superstitions, customs, and songs of the Jewish experience in America told by the Koppmans, both ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
xvii
Introduction
xix
Jews among the Indians
301
Pioneers and Trailblazers
313
Fighters and Freelancers
333
Rebels and Eccentrics
355
Dwelling in Darkness The Early AmericanJewish Community
373
The Joys of Peddling
391
Jews of the Underworld
461
Stage Screen and Song The Yiddish Theater and its Children
475
Notes from the Interior The Catskills Galveston and Beyond
201
The Old World in the New Yiddish in America
213
Out in the World Changing Names Fitting in Moving Out
255
Giving it Awayfaking It Back FundRaising and Philanthropy
275
The Synagogue in Transition
289
Classic AmericanJewish Humor
307

Learning the Ropes Greenhorns and their Advisers
399
East Side Stories Life in the New Ghetto
411
Greeting the Mishpacha Uptown vs Downtown Reform vs Orthodox
429
Milk and Money Getting by in Business
447
Jews as Seen by Others
333
Bibliography
379
Index
383
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