Title

Review: "The Role of American Jews": The Jews in America: A History

Abstract

In this article, the author critically examines the book "The Jews in America: A History," by Rufus Learsi. The history of Jews in America can not be written, as this timely and thoughtful book well shows, without careful attention to the world situation. This was as true in 1654, when 23 Jewish refugees from Portuguese Brazil landed in New Amsterdam, as it was in 1881 or 1933 or 1947. Many patterns of European Jewry were functional adaptations to situations very different from those faced by Jews in the United States. Change was and is inevitable, as Learsi well shows.

Publisher

Nation Associates

Publication Date

1-1-1955

Publication Title

The Nation

Department

Sociology

Document Type

Review

Keywords

Jews--United States, Jewish refugees, Immigrants, Learsi, Rufus

Language

English

Format

text

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