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The jews of Boston

Author: Jonathan D Sarna; Ellen Smith; Scott-Martin Kosofsky; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edition rev., with additionsView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Sarna; Ellen Smith; Scott-Martin Kosofsky; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
ISBN: 0300107870 9780300107876
OCLC Number: 58555748
Notes: Previous edition: Boston, Mass.: The Philanthropies, 1995.
Published in association with the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
Description: 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The Jews of Boston in historical perspective / Jonathan Sarna --
Strangers and sojourners : the Jews of colonial Boston / Ellen Smith --
"Israelites in Boston," 1840-1880 / Ellen Smith --
The emergence of a unified community, 1880-1917 / William A. Braverman --
From margin to mainstream, 1917-1967 / Leon A. Jick --
Moving apart and growing together, 1967-1994 / Sherry Israel --
Bringing wisdom, community, and culture, 1995-2005 / Scott-Martin Kosofsky and Jonathan D. Sarna --
In search of suburbs : Boston's Jewish districts, 1843-1994 / Gerald H. Gamm --
Temples in the American Athens : a history of the synagogues of Boston / David Kaufman --
Community and philanthropy / Susan Ebert --
Pioneers and pacesetters : Boston Jews and American Zionism / Mark A. Raider --
Passionate visions in contest : on the history of Jewish education in Boston / Joseph Reimer --
The smart set : an assessment of Jewish culture / Stephen J. Whitfield --The Jewish-Christian experience / Thomas H. O'Connor.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan D. Sarna, Ellen Smith, Scott-Martin Kosofsky.

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