The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History

The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History

by Patricia M. Ard, Michael Aaron Rockland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813530121

ISBN-13: 9780813530123

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Jews have called New Jersey home since the late seventeenth century, and they currently make up almost 6 percent of the states residents. Yet, until now, no book has paid tribute to the richness of Jewish heritage in the Garden State. The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History redresses this lack with a lively narrative and hundreds of archival and

Overview

Jews have called New Jersey home since the late seventeenth century, and they currently make up almost 6 percent of the states residents. Yet, until now, no book has paid tribute to the richness of Jewish heritage in the Garden State. The Jews of New Jersey: A Pictorial History redresses this lack with a lively narrative and hundreds of archival and family photographsmany rarethat bring this history to life.

Patricia Ard and Michael Rockland focus on representative Jewish communities throughout the state, paying particular attention to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Through the joys and struggles of homemakers, storekeepers, factory workers, athletes, children, farmers, activists, religious leaders, and Holocaust survivors, the authors tell the stories of how these communities have evolved, thrived, and changed. They note the difficulties posed by intermarriage and assimilation and, at the same time, depict a burgeoning revival of Jewish orthodoxy and traditions.

The Jews of New Jersey will please both the historian and general reader. Its heartwarming stories and pictures truly make the point that it is through the joys, triumphs, and defeats of everyday people that history is made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813530123
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Immigration and Early Jewish Settlers
Chapter 2: Newark, A Community Flourishes
Chapter 3: Paterson, Trenton, and Camden
Chapter 4: To the Suburbs, The New Jersey Jewish Diaspora
Chapter 5: Jews on the Farm
Chapter 6: Roosevelt
Chapter 7: Jews at the Shore
Chapter 8: Celebration and Education
Chapter 9: Anti-Semitism, The Snake in the Garden State
Chapter 10: The Holocaust and its Aftermath in New Jersey
Chapter 11: The Continuity of New jersey Jewish Life

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