A lively and insightful history of American Jewry

Cover image of “The Jews in America,” a lively history

JEWISH HISTORY IN AMERICA BEGINS WITH REFUGEES

HISTORY TOLD THROUGH THE LIVES OF REMARKABLE PEOPLE

THE JEWS IN AMERICA BY MAX I. DIMONT (1978) 272 PAGES ★★★★★

Image of Orthodox Jewish men praying
Orthodox Jewish men wearing tallis (prayer shawls), tefillin (leather bands on their arms and hand), and phylacteries(black boxes on their foreheads). Image: Messianic Bible Project

THREE DISTINCTIVE WAVES OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS

GERMAN JEWS

RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWS

Photo of a street scene in the Lower East Side of New York City, where hundreds of thousands of Jews began their lives in America
A vibrant street scene on the Lower East Side of New York City late in the 19th century. Jewish immigrants, including my own paternal grandparents, crowded into tenements in this storied neighborhood in enormous numbers from around 1890 to 1920. Image: Save Ellis Island

THE VARIETIES OF JEWISH WORSHIP IN AMERICA

EUROPEAN INFLUENCE WAS PROFOUND

GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo of Max I. Dimont, author of this history of the Jews in America

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