Jews in Michigan

By: Judith Levin Cantor.

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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 those in lumbering, mining, and automobile manufacturing. She also deals honestly with questions of anti-Semitism and prejudice. Cantor's book shows how, in the quest to build strong communities, Jewish residents also helped create the foundations of the Michigan we know today.

Title: Jews in Michigan

Author: Judith Levin Cantor.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $11.95

Categories: Jewish, Michigan,

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2001

ISBN Number: 0870135988

ISBN Number 13: 9780870135989

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 93 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, bibliography, index, illus, paperback, Michigan State University Press

Seller ID: 135988

Description: 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 those in lumbering, mining, and automobile manufacturing. She also deals honestly with questions of anti-Semitism and prejudice. Cantor's book shows how, in the quest to build strong communities, Jewish residents also helped create the foundations of the Michigan we know today.

About Author
Judith Levin Cantor is a professional archivist and former editor of Michigan Jewish History, the journal of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. A fourth-generation Michiganian, among other assignments she is the archivist at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Reviews
"Jews in Michigan is an interesting and informative look at the history of a people that helped create the foundations of the Michigan we know today." - Dennis M. Allen

Winner of the Historical Society of Michigan Award of Merit, 2002