Jewish South Jersey

Jewish South Jersey

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Jewish South Jersey by Leonard F. Vernon, Allen Meyers

Initial Jewish settlements in South Jersey emerged in the mid-19th century and offered a safe haven for people to re-create strong families and practice religion freely, without fear of government-sponsored violence. Looking for work, German Jews first migrated from their community in Philadelphia to Trenton, and then spread south to Wildwood. Although Jewish settlers were mainly known as merchants and shop owners, many towns also boast the development of the Jewish farmer. While agriculture would eventually be abandoned in favor of manufacturing, there were many extremely successful and historically significant Jewish farms that flourished in the south. Now, of course, people of the Hebrew faith are productive players in every walk of life. Jewish South Jersey touches on the many contributions made by Jewish people in the southern part of the Garden State.

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ISBN-13: 9781439618615
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/16/2007
Series: Images of America Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 57 MB
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About the Author

Leonard F. Vernon has been a practicing chiropractor in New Jersey for over 25 years. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in American history and has published several histories. This is his second volume with Arcadia Publishing. Allen Myers has authored six other volumes with Arcadia. A graduate of Gratz Hebrew College and a local historian, he is deeply dedicated to preserving the proud heritage of his faith.

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