Jews of South Florida

Jews of South Florida

by Andrea Greenbaum

A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community.See more details below


A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community.

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"Jews have had an important part to play in life in Florida, and these essays cover many aspects of that influence. The collection makes us sensitive to the many ways in which Jews have adapted to and influenced their surroundings. This is one of the better books I have read about a racial or ethnic group and the culture they brought to a new place."—Multicultural Review

"The Jews of South Florida is a valuable contribution toward knowledge of an area which has been relatively understudied and will, as its population grows, no doubt draw more scholarly attention in the future."
—American Jewish History

“This book, by means of a number of insightful articles and with the help of some wonderful photographs that have been selected from the archives of the South Florida Jewish museum, demonstrates that there is lots and lots of Jewish energy in this part of the country.”—South Florida Jewish Journal

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Brandeis University Press
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Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
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8.72(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.08(d)

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Sander L. Gilman
"There are red states and there are blue states. FLORIDA—at least South
Florida—is a BLUE AND WHITE STATE. The Jews who formed part of the force that shaped the state from its inception are seen as integral to its history and its future. The brilliance of the essays in Andrea Greenbaum's book is that we are given a multitude of perspectives on how this perception was created and how true it is now and will be in the future. Not 'local Jewish history' but a readable attempt to sketch the complexity of Jewish life in Florida from the rabbis to the gangsters and everything between."

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