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“The Law of the Land Is the Law”: Jews Respond to the Volstead Act

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how American Jewish leaders struggled both publicly and privately to agree on a communal response to Prohibition. Too many Jews refused to adhere to the law and many others ... More


Sculpting an American Jewish Hero: The Monuments, Myths, and Legends of Haym Salomon

Beth S. Wenger

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter enlists the history of Haym Salomon, the Jewish financier of the American Revolution, as a barometer of tensions within the American Jewish community. It uncovers Salomon as he emerged ... More


Setting up Shop: Jews Becoming Americans in the Nineteenth-Century Alcohol Trade

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses American Jews' growing presence in the alcohol industry during the nineteenth century. For American Jews, the alcohol business represented both a connection with their past and ... More


1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Hasia Diner and Gennady Estraikh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The year 1929 represents a major turning point for interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place ... More


Social Rebirth: The Role of Public and Private Aid in Rebuilding the Jewish Community

Shannon L. Fogg

in Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787129
eISBN:
9780191829192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787129.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

While waiting for the restitution of apartments and their contents, Jewish survivors and organizations formulated ideas about what the reconstructed community would look like. Individual and communal ... More


“America’s Most Interesting Daily” (1922)

Oswald Garrison Villard

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0035
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the Yiddish daily Forverts is held in high esteem in liberal and social circles even outside of the immigrant Jewish community. It laments that few outside of the ... More


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