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California Jews

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In the late 19th century, a Jewish resident in the small Romanian town of Husch received a letter from a friend in America. "If you want to be poor all your life", the writer admonished, "go to New York". Otherwise, he advised, "go to the other side", meaning California, where the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills unleashed a massive migration from Europe, Asia and the eastern United States. From these early days forward, the state's Jewish community has challenged cultural assumptions almost entirely ...

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1584650605

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California Jews
2011, Brandeis University Press, Hanover

ISBN-13: 9781611682199

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2003, Brandeis University Press

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