Jewish American Life

American-Jewish history and culture.

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Blazing the Wagon Trail
Pioneering Jewish women of the early American West

A Failed Peddler
An immigrant's memoir of trying to make it in America

Jews Gone Bad
Gangsters, organized crime, and American Jews


Education & Intellectual Life

Jewish Schooling
Educating Jews in America

Judaism & Fresh Air
Summer camps teach kids Judaism and Americanism

Brandeis University
The nonsectarian Jewish college

Smart Jews
The Jewish contribution to American intellectual life

The New York Intellectuals
An influential group of writers and editors



Isaac Mayer Wise
The architect of American Reform Judaism

Rebecca Gratz
Pioneer in education and charitable works

Mordecai Kaplan
Founder of Reconstructionist Judaism

Philip Roth
Jewish-American fiction's favorite troublemaker

Abraham Cahan
Forward founder and novelist

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