The Jewish Community of South Philadelphia

Then , between the 1880s and the 1920s , approximately 2 million Jews came to our shores settling mainly in the port cities of New York , Boston , Baltimore , and Philadelphia . The arrival to this great and good city began at the ...


Author: Allen Meyers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073854955X

Category: History

Page: 128

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For many Jewish immigrants to America, Philadelphia's row houses provided an instant community of neighbors where they were able to combine the traditions of the Old World with new American ideals. In their flight to a new land and a new life, Jewish immigrants found a place to call home in South Philadelphia. This unprecedented collection of images celebrates the people and places of this community, from their struggles to their triumphs and the family bonds that provided their strength along the way. The Jewish Community of South Philadelphia is a tribute to tradition and pride that will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Jewish immigrants in America. Join Allen Meyers in this exploration of the past that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

The Jewish Encyclopedia

a descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler. L 4 Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, Philadelphia. (From TM.




ISBN: UOM:49015002282474

Category: Jews


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The Jews of Philadelphia Their History From the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time

Besides, the field had not been gone over. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.


Author: Henry Samuel Morais

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1440073171

Category: Reference

Page: 600

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Excerpt from The Jews of Philadelphia Their History From the Earliest Settlements, to the Present Time: A Record of Events and Institutions, and of Leading Members of the Jewish Community, in Every Sphere of Activity During the Summer season of 1891, Mr. Robert M. McWade, the distinguished City Editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, requested that I would furnish for publication in the columns of that popular journal, an article, or a series of articles, descriptive of the Jew 8 and their work, specially in relation to our city. I set about the task, with a view to present facts bearing upon the settlement and subsequent development of the Jewish community in our midst. The result of my endeavors was a series of ten historical articles, contained in the Public Ledger, of July 31st, August 3d, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, September 2d, 4th, 10th, and 12th, 1891. Those articles - whatever their merit may have been - attracted general attention. The writer felt encouraged in his efforts, notably by the kind words of that good man - now, unhappily, no longer with us - Mr. George W. Childs, proprietor of the Ledger, and a true friend of many a literary worker. During the continuance, and since the publication, of that series of articles, numerous were the requests that the subject treated might be enlarged upon, so as to embrace, as far as possible, a complete record of Israelites in Philadelphia, from their first arrival until a recent date. In the attempt to comply with those requests, the writer had not sufficiently realized the immensity of the work involved. To perform such labor single-handed, required more than ordinary perseverance. Besides, the field had not been gone over. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Jews of Spain

E. Ashtor, The Jews of Moslem Spam (Philadelphia, 197)), 1: 155-227 for a detailed description of the career of Hasdai ibn Shaprut. 12. Cohen, "The Typology of the Rabbinate." 13. For Hasdai's correspondence with the King of the Khazars ...


Author: Gerber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107836

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Becoming American Remaining Jewish

The Story of Wilmington, Delaware's First Jewish Community, 1879-1924 Toni Young ... Jacob Marcus , Memoirs of American Jews 1775-1865 ( Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America , 1955 ) , 1:10 . 27.


Author: Toni Young

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136946

Category: History

Page: 388

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"Becoming American, Remaining Jewish traces the development of Wilmington, Delaware's first Jewish community in order to understand what the Jews created and why, what values were reflected in the institutions they established and the causes they advocated, and what changed over the years. Readers concerned about questions of identity and community today will find much stimulating material in this story." "The appendix, which contains the names of more than two thousand adult Jews lived in Wilmington between 1879 and 1920, is the most comprehensive list of early Jewish Wilmingtonians ever published. With its information on country of birth and first occupation, the list is a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The History of Judaism in America

Isaac Leeser, "Memorial on Sunday Schools (1840)," in Blau and Baron, Jews of the United States, vol. 2, pp. 447-449. Also see Joseph R. Rosenbloom, "Rebecca Gratz and the Jewish Sunday School Movement in Philadelphia," PAJHS 48 (1958): ...


Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock


ISBN: UOM:39015043147639

Category: Jews

Page: 488

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The Jews of Philadelphia

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Author: Henry Samuel Morais

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376474786


Page: 600

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Twenty twenty

Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1974. . The History of the Jews of Italy. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1946. . "The Dark Ages," in The World History of the Jewish People. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University ...


Author: Morris B. Marǵolies

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015047874428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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This book focuses on the lives and accomplishments of twenty Jews who left a crucial imprint upon Judaism as we know it today. The author, Rabbi Morris B. Margolies, believes that most readers are bewildered when a page of history is saturated with a wide array of names, events, and places, but when attention is directed at one central figure whose career reflected the zeitgeist of his time and also affected the course of subsequent Jewish history, the reader is more likely to be drawn into the drama that unfolds with each "Jew of his century." Twenty/Twenty: Jewish Visionaries through Two Thousand Years is an examination of the past two millennia of Jewish history through the lives and careers of twenty people who reflected the currents of Jewish experience in the century during which their work was accomplished. The author writes, "No understanding of Jews or Judaism is possible without a basic familiarity with the history of the Jews. Ignorance of this subject is profound among the Jews of America. It is my contention that if this situation persists into the next century, the American Jewish community is likely to disappear as a significant factor in Jewish survival."