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Selim Franklin, Jewish Pioneer of Victoria, Canada, 1858

Selim Franklin Values Codes I-H-E-L-P Selim Franklin was born in 1814, the son of Miriam and Lewis Franklin, a Liverpool banker and marble importer. The Franklins had nine sons and two daughters, of whom at least three: Selim, Lumley, and Edward, as well as their cousins Benjamin,

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Henry Nathan Jr. First Jew to Sit in the Canadian House of Commons, 1871

Henry Nathan Jr. Values Codes I-H-E-L-P Henry Nathan Jr. was born in London, England in 1842. He was educated at London University College in England. His Anglo-Jewish family was prominent in commerce and official circles.  Victoria Henry and his father, Henry Nathan Sr,. arrived in Victoria in

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Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports, by Jeffrey S. Gurock, 2005

JUDAISM’S ENCOUNTER WITH AMERICAN SPORTS, by Jeffrey S. Gurock.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.  Illustrations, Notes, Index.  Cloth, $29.95.     The title of this book may inadvertently suggest a broader focus than it actually provides. What it is not is a celebratory account of famous Jewish

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The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation, edited by Zev Garber, 2011

THE JEWISH JESUS: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation, edited by Zev Garber.  West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2011.  405 pp.  Illustrations, Notes, Annotated Bibliography, Index.  Paper, $59.95.  Zev Garber, editor of this important anthology, offers essays by nineteen Jewish and non-Jewish scholars in a collaborative work examining the life,

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Encyclopedia of the History of Jewish Music, by Harvey Sheldon, 2009

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE HISTORY OF JEWISH MUSIC: Biographies of Composers, Lyricists, Singers, Big Swing Band Leaders, Israeli and Jewish Bands, and Musicians, by Harvey Sheldon.  Self-published, 2009.  815 pp.  Papers, $31.57.  A reader might expect that a book with the title Encyclopedia of the History of Jewish

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America’s Pioneer Jewish Congregations, by Julian H. Preisler, 2017

AMERICA’S PIONEER JEWISH CONGREGATIONS: Architecture, Community, and History, by Julian H. Preisler.  Fonthill Media Limited, 2017.  144 pp.  Illustrations.  Softbound, $22.99. Arranged alphabetically by state and including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, this book takes the reader on a tour of pioneer synagogues with photographs

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