The Congressional Minyan

The Congressional Minyan

The Jews of Capitol Hill

Book - 2000
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Since 1841, when the first Jew was elected to Congress, 179 Jewish men and women have served in either the House or Senate. Some were unrecognizable as Jews; others were steeped in Jewish religious customs and traditions. Among them have been Harvard-trained doctors and self-taught lawyers, journalists, and high-school teachers, businessmen--and even a few Jewish farmers. From Bela Abzug to Edward Zorinsky, the Jewish members of Congress, though overlooked in standard American history texts, have played a role in shaping some of America's most significant legislation. The Congressional Minyan is an encyclopedic look at their family histories, idiosyncrasies, and accomplishments. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated, it is a groundbreaking work of political biography. An essential addition to synagogue libraries.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : KTAV Pub. House in association with American Jewish Historical Society, c2000
ISBN: 9780881256598
Branch Call Number: 328.73092 STONE
Characteristics: xviii, 582 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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