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Unformatted text preview: Existed in NY first (first synagogue [place of worship, meetings, birth/marriage/burial, holidays, diet (kosher)], then all around east coast. Number of Jews increase by 1880; b/w then and 1924, we have a big wave of immigration primarily from Eastern Europe escaping anti-Jewish oppression. Interrupted a little during WWII. Johnson Act put a cap on European immigration. Stays in place til long after WWII The most popular form of Judaism from 1880s till 1930s, was REFORMED JUDAISM: will leave just about everything out, and hold onto cultural aspects Holidays: Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover Reform church precedes Traditional The family in this book is a typical Jewish family of the first generation out of the ghetto DISCUSSION Leitmotiv ex. Swastika on stamp-Defacement Just Folks-Have to be JUST American, cant be American and Jewish...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course COM 25 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.
- Winter '08