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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, Inc: (1980)

Seller ID: C0248

ISBN: 1556132484

Condition: 154 pages, 8.5x11, (1980), 2007, 8.5x11, paper, alphabetical, 154 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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.154 pages, 8.5x11, (1980), 2007, 8.5x11, paper, alphabetical, 154 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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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

ISBN: 0195124170

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 164 b/w photos, Oxford University Press


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 Jewish American Family Album tells personal stories of Jewish immigrants from their arrival in this country (as early as 1579... View more info

Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy

By: Gary Mokotoff and Warren Blatt

Price: $14.95

Seller ID: 223462

ISBN: 978886223462

Condition: 2010, 7x10, paper, 82 pp, Softcover,


2010, 7x10, paper, 82 pp, Softcover, View more info

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Zion in America: The Jewish Experience from Colonial Times to the Present

By: Henry L. Feingold

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 422364

ISBN: 0486422364

Condition: 384 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications


384 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications View more info

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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

ISBN: 0827607717

Condition: 7" x 9", 96 pages, Paperback, Jewish Publication Society


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 charming stories and evocative drawings make this collection a treasure that will delight all ages.About Author View more info

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Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore

By: Josepha Sherman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 831938

ISBN: 0-87483-193-8

Condition: line drawings, collection notes, motif index, and bibliography, paperback, August House, Inc.


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, Josepha Sherman presents the rich and varied folklore of the American Jew. This examination of Jewish-American traditions i... 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

ISBN: 0870135988

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


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... View more info

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Americans of Jewish Descent

By: Malcolm H. Stern

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1958)

Seller ID: S0010

ISBN: 915156102

Condition: 11 pages, (1958), 1978, 3rd printing, paper, 11 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Documented study explores the backgrounds of the Ashkenazim and Separdim who immigrated to the American continent.11 pages, (1958), 1978, 3rd printing, paper, 11 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The First Jewish-American Cookbook

By: Mrs. Esther Levy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 437329

ISBN: 0486437329

Condition: 208 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


208 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications 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

ISBN: 0-87013-771-9

Condition: Illustrated with vintage photographs, 1 table, and 2 maps, Notes, Glossary, Index, 240 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", September 2005, cloth, Michigan State University Press


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 remained outside the city's major industry of automaking and absent from its most important corridors of power. Throughout th... View more info