Why The Jews?

by David W. Epstein, Director of the Jewish Museum of the American West

The period of the Wild West was a major part of American History.

Jews were a major factor in the development of the American West at that special time.

It was actually a Third Golden Age when almost everything went right for the Jewish Pioneers.

The Jewish Museum of the American West is dedicated to telling what happened because of the Jewish Pioneers – and Why It Happened.

The short essays below give a good basic understanding about What and Why it all happened.

Just click on each title below to read on.


The Wild West: The Third Golden Age for Jewry [a short introduction]

Eastern American History vs Western American History: 2 Different Histories

Pioneer Jews and Their Five Added Values – I-HELP