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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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“Jews in the News” in the State of Washington, 1885 to 1915 – From Primary Resources Soon Afterwards

“Jews in the News” Word from Walla Walla, Washington Territory, 1885 Once a year, that is at Rosh Hashanah, the Jews here congregate in the Odd Fellows Hall, where they hold services and atone for all their sins until after Yom Kippur, when they begin again sinning

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