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Jewish Community Of Hartford

Author : Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
ISBN : 9781467115964
Genre : History
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Hartford's Jewish presence dates back to the mid-1600s. The earliest permanent settlers were German Jews, who purchased the first building for use as a synagogue in 1856. Among the Hartford area's most accomplished sons and daughters are entertainer Sophie Tucker, producer Norman Lear, comedienne Totie Fields, artist Sol LeWitt, and Zionist leaders Samuel Hoffenberg and Abraham Goldstein.
Category: History

Jewish Hearts

Author : Betty N. Hoffman
ISBN : 0791449459
Genre : Social Science
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Compares the experiences of Soviet/Russian Jewish immigrants to the U.S. during two different time frames.
Category: Social Science

An Introduction To Judaism

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0664253482
Genre : Religion
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An ancient religion practiced through most of recorded history and having profound influence on both Christianity and Islam, Judaism is also a modern religion that still transforms the lives of many people. Neusner surveys how Judaism took shape as people responded to political and religious crises and describes how Judaism is practiced in American today.
Category: Religion

American Jewish Year Book 2016

Author : Arnold Dashefsky
ISBN : 9783319461229
Genre : Social Science
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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.” Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
Category: Social Science

Daring To Dream

Author : Nora Roberts
Genre : Fiction
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Margo, the daughter of the Templeton's stern Irish housekeeper, has been treated like one of the family. And deep down, she knew that money could not buy her mother's acceptance.
Category: Fiction

With God On Their Side

Author : Timothy Chandler
ISBN : 9781134511662
Genre : Religion
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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.
Category: Religion

In And About Hartford

Author : Marion H. Grant
ISBN : WISC:89067361139
Genre : Hartford (Conn.)
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Category: Hartford (Conn.)

Tai Soo Kim Partners

Author : Tai Soo Kim Partners
ISBN : 1864700238
Genre : Architecture
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The Tai Soo Kim Partners' monograph covers the work of a firm established in 1970. A wide portfolio of projects are featured, including the corporate, cultural, educational and commercial. With offices in both the U.S. and Korea, Tai Soo Kim's work is widely recognized for its unique simplicity, elegance and suitability to the natural and cultural conditions of a place.
Category: Architecture

I Am Sophie Tucker

Author : Susan Ecker
ISBN : 9781632260062
Genre : Fiction
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Part fairy tale, part crime novel, part rags to riches Hollywood myth, I Am Sophie Tucker tells the outrageous story of one of showbiz’s biggest personalities. From 1906 through the beginning of television, Sophie Tucker and her bawdy, brash, and risqué songs paved the way for performers such as West, Monroe, Midler, Cher, Madonna, and Gaga. “Sophie was like the Forrest Gump of the first half of the 1900s,” says co-author Susan Ecker. “She was close friends with seven presidents, King George VI, young Queen Elizabeth, Chaplin, J. Edgar, Capone, Garland, Jerry Lewis, Sinatra and every other notable of her era.” Tucker tried to get her story published for nine years, without success. Undaunted, Sophie hired half a dozen ghostwriters, but she still had no takers for her no holds barred autobiography. Eventually, Doubleday published a sanitized version in 1945. “After immersing ourselves in Sophie’s papers and surviving friends,” says co-author Lloyd Ecker, “this initial volume is what should have been the actual autobiography of Tucker.” Though she obsessively documented her life, Sophie loved to exaggerate for dramatic effect. Over the years, she told multiple versions of each important event. At the end, not even Sophie knew the difference between truth and tall tale. “This volume is 85% fact,” Lloyd explains. “The other 15% …who knows?” I Am Sophie Tucker puts back all of the delicious bits nixed by Doubleday’s lawyers and throws in other Tucker show business dirt, intrigue, arrests, romance, murder, gangsters, and scandals. Now you can read it for yourself.
Category: Fiction


Author : Thomas R. Lewis
ISBN : UOM:39015011686873
Genre : Connecticut
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Category: Connecticut

The Journey Of Rabbi And Rachel Abramowitz

Author : Mona Mandel Abramowitz
ISBN : 1468548999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rabbi Mayer and Rachel Abramowitz are beloved fixtures on the Miami scene. They have that special quality: when you meet you immediately respect them and consider them close friends. But they only became fixtures in one place after they journeyed through many. Their unique story begins in Rachel’s Polish shtetl and Mayer’s youth in British-ruled Palestine. The political climate and world events took Mayer to the United States and Rachel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In the often strange but wondrous flow of Jewish life, it was in a camp for displaced Jews in Germany that their very different journeys merged into one. There were other stops geographically, but their journey is really about the life they made. It’s about surviving WW II through fortitude and fortune, and then helping to smuggle Jews out of Europe to Israel. It’s about being the prime force in establishing the Cuban Jewish community in South Florida, and building Jewish institutions in Miami, Israel and throughout the world. It’s about creating a family that continues their legacy. In reading the stories of Rabbi and Rachel Abramowitz, you will travel through Jewish history. As they touched the lives of so many on a personal level, they found themselves on a historical journey. These are their stories. This is our history. The journey continues.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New Diaspora

Author : Victoria Aarons
ISBN : 9780814340561
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora’s second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.
Category: Literary Collections

Jewish West Hartford

Author : Betty N. Hoffman
ISBN : 1596292040
Genre : History
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From immigrant beginnings in city tenements to modern-day life suburban life, Betty Hoffman's Jewish West Hartford profiles the vigorous and vibrant Semitic community of Connecticut's capital city. Hartford's Jewish population has undergone dramatic and dynamic transformations since the Puritan era. Author Betty Hoffman bears witness to the key changes, including assimilation and suburbanization, while focusing on the Jewish-oriented institutions and civic associations that have come to anchor and define the community. Interlaced with poignant first-person recollections, Jewish West Hartford provides an engrossing chronicle that is both thoughtful and affectionate.
Category: History

The Jews

Author : Sally Innis Gould
ISBN : OSU:32435004692570
Genre : Connecticut
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The Jewish Community Of South Philadelphia

Author : Allen Meyers
ISBN : 9781439618547
Genre : Social Science
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For many Jewish immigrants to America, Philadelphia’s row houses provided an instant community of neighbors where they were able to combine the traditions of the Old World with new American ideals. In their flight to a new land and a new life, Jewish immigrants found a place to call home in South Philadelphia. This unprecedented collection of images celebrates the people and places of this community, from their struggles to their triumphs and the family bonds that provided their strength along the way. The Jewish Community of South Philadelphia is a tribute to tradition and pride that will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Jewish immigrants in America. Join Allen Meyers in this exploration of the past that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Category: Social Science