Jews in America

The First 500 Years

By Matthew B. Schwartz

Jews in America

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  • ISBN: 9781532644115
  • Pages: 308
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $36.00
Web Price: $28.80
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Web Price: $28.80

Jews in America

The First 500 Years

By Matthew B. Schwartz

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532644115
  • Pages: 308
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $36.00
Web Price: $28.80
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

Using a readable question-and-answer format, Jews in America: The First 500 Years presents the activities of Jews in America since the beginnings of European settlement. It tells something of the story of how Jews came to the “golden land” and what they have done here—men and women, scientists and athletes, soldiers and merchants, settlers and scholars. It is indeed a remarkable story.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Matthew Schwartz’s new book Jews in America is quite disarming. Presented in an informal and eminently readable ‘question and answer’ style, Dr. Schwartz takes on the profound question of the arrival of Jews in America and chronicles how they have done over the last five centuries (from 1492 through 1980). Professor Schwartz’s vignettes demonstrate concretely how America has differed from Europe in her treatment of Jews, and how this difference has benefited both America and Jews.”

—Kalman J. Kaplan, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine



“Dr. Schwartz has presented us with a remarkable tableau of half a millennium of American Jewish life . . . Although the book is written in a simple and easily readable style, it does not descend into mere trivia of dead Jews’ lives, but introduces us logically to the richness of Jewish America and what it meant to be an American Jew . . . I have been privileged to a long and close association with Dr. Schwartz, and his profound understanding of both the individual and the historical context that has molded the individual’s life choices has often held me enthralled. This book is a wonderful addition to the library of any Jew or American, and should be required for that of a Jewish American.”

—Binyamin Sendler, Author of The Chosen Path



“Matthew Schwartz has rendered a valuable service to anyone who ever wanted to know more about American Jewry's history but had neither the time nor the patience to plow through a series of turgid tomes. His creative format presents hundreds of fascinating historic ‘snapshots,’ each introduced by a pertinent question and followed by an appropriate research citation. If only all history books were as enjoyable and reader-friendly!”

—David Luchins, Chair, Department of Political Science, Touro College and University System


Contributors-

Matthew B. Schwartz

Bio(s)-

Matthew B. Schwartz teaches Ancient and Biblical Studies at Wayne State University and at Lawrence Technological University. He has written or co-written numerous articles, reviews, and several articles for encyclopedias. His books include Roman Letters (with Finley Hooper, 1991), Jewish Approaches to Suicide, Martyrdom and Euthanasia (1998), Biblical Stories for Psychotherapy and Counseling (2004), The Seven Habits of the Good Life (2006), The Fruit of Her Hands: A Psychology of Biblical Woman (2007), A Psychology of Hope: A Biblical Response to Tragedy and Suicide (2008), Politics in the Hebrew Bible (2013), (the last six with Kalman Kaplan).

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