The Golden Land by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
The Story of Jewish Immigration to America: An Interactive History With Removable Documents and Artifacts

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The Golden Land is a museum-in-a-book that devotes a double-page spread--complete with removable letters, documents, and personal effects--to each of the successive waves of Jewish immigration to America, from the Germans and Eastern Europeans in the 19th and early 20th centuries to the refugees from the Nazis in the 1930s and ’40s to the Soviet Jews in the 1970s and '80s.America was the first nation where Jews were regarded as citizens from the very beginning, and The Golden Land reveals how they converted opportunity to success in fields from commerce, medicine, and science to movies, music, and literature.

The book includes facsimiles of George Washington’s letter to a community of Jews in Rhode Island, Emma Lazarus’s poem that was later inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, Irving Berlin’s handwritten lyrics for “God Bless America,” a quiz challenging readers to guess the original names of American-Jewish show-business celebrities, and plenty of other materials to give readers a real feel for how America changed the Jews and how the Jews changed America.
 

About Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

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Rabbi Joseph Telushkinis the author of The Book of Jewish Values, and eight other books. He is the rabbi of the Los Angeles–based Synagogue for the Performing Arts and lives in New York City.
 
Published August 27, 2002 by Harmony. 32 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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This brief, illustrated account of four centuries of Jewish immigration to the "golden land," is American Jewish history for beginners. Telushkin, a noted popularizer of Jewish history and

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This brief, illustrated account of four centuries of Jewish immigration to the "golden land," is American Jewish history for beginners.

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