TOC: The American Jewish Archives Journal 71, no. 1 (2019)

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The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is pleased to announce that the newest issue of its semi-annual publication, The American Jewish Archives Journal LXXI, no. 1 (2019), is now available online,

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Oran Zweiter, “Turning a Church into a Synagogue: Jewish Law Meets Communal Politics on New York’s Lower East Side”

Duane Tananbaum, “Herbert H. Lehman: A Jewish Patron Saint”

Documentary Analysis:

Ira Robinson, “The Second Destruction of Cleveland Orthodox Synagogues”: Rabbi Israel Porath and Cleveland Jewry at the Crossroads, 1945

Book Reviews

Marc Dollinger, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s (reviewed by Hasia Diner)

Rebecca Erbelding, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (reviewed by Dana Smith)

Daniel Judson, Pennies for Heaven: The History of American Synagogues and Money (reviewed by Miriam Sanua Dalin)

Eric Lidji, The Seventeenth Generation: The Lifework of Rabbi Walter Jacob (reviewed by Cornelia Wilhelm)

Samira K. Mehta, Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States (reviewed by Gerry Bowler)

Sharon B. Oster, No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature (reviewed by Danny Luzon)

Eddy Portnoy, Bad Rabbi and Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press (reviewed by Shelby Shapiro)

David Weinstein, The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (reviewed by Jamie L. Downing)

Robert H. Mnookin, The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World; Steven R. Weisman, The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion; Jack Wertheimer, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today (review essay by Dana Evan Kaplan)