American Jewish Desk Reference

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American Jewish Historical Society
Random House, 1999 - History - 642 pages
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This all-encompassing reference book covers virtually every subject pertaining to Jews in the United States. The sheer volume of information on the subjects and people relative to the Jewish experience in the United States is what makes this book so impressive. Arranged by subject -- from Feminism, Intermarriage and Conversion, Rituals and Celebrations, Business, Education, and Sports to Art and Entertainment -- chapters include A-Z and chronological listings of events, people, and more.Included in this book are descriptions of the many noteworthy Jewish Americans who had a profound effect on our country, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Harvey Milk, Calvin Klein, Peggy Guggenheim, Mark Rothko, Woody Allen and Gloria Steinem, just to name a few. This book brings together the issues and figures of contemporary Judaism in the United States in an adult manner unlike any other reference book of its kind.

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American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference to the Jewish Experience in America by American Jewish Historical Society (Hardcover - Oct. 19, 1999)

Contents

History of the Jews in America I
37
Rituals Celebrations Holidays and Family Life
97
Law Government and Politics
133
Copyright

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The American Jewish Historical Society has served as the "national archives of the Jewish people in America" since 1892, and is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and New York City.

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