Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas

Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas

by Hollace Ava Weiner

An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.See more details below


An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.

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"You can have a good time just leafing through these pages, but sooner or later you'll want to read every word, because this is a book with a serious pedigree."—Texas Jewish Post

"A wonderful collection, richly illustrated, these 21 chapters by three dozen knowledgeable authors are charmingly readable."—Will's Texana Monthly

Indeed, throughout the course of the book, the reader can trace the growth of various Jewish communities in Texas, as well as the growth of economic opportunities for those communities. On the whole, “Lone Stars of David” also provides a clear and detailed accounting of how many of the institutions of most Texas Jewish communities were established, and on how and why they either ceased or continued to function. From discussing women’s clubs to early Texas Zionism to the generosity of El Paso’s residents to Holocaust survivors, “Lone Stars of David” does an admirable job of attempting to capture the diversity of Texas’s Jews, while demonstrating their role in shaping the history of the state. —Forward

"The richness and readability of the volume is a credit to the talents of its editors. Hollace Weiner writes with the ear of a journalist and the eye of a painter. Rabbi and historian Kenneth A. Roseman . . . was recruited early in the project and helped shape its themes and structure." —American Jewish History

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Brandeis University Press
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Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life
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8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are saying about this

Tumbleweed Smith
"This book fills in a lot of blanks regarding the role of Jews in Texas history, especially in the areas of education, petroleum, merchandising and philanthropy. It's about time some of this was documented. It's a fascinating scholarly work written by some talented storytellers."
Dan Jenkins
"Here is a moving history of contributions made by the Jewish people and the pathos of their immigration, settling, and integration into the Texas landscape. While they are so few in number in this vast land we call Texas, they are always prominent if not predominate in their support and contributions to all things cultural, educational, and social within our boundaries. The quality of Texas life has been enriched beyond words by their presence."

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