Shut to 1 Hundred gripping actual life tales which painting Jewish immigrant life in America.
Pleasant reminiscences for the outdated and an interesting revelation for the youthful generations.
Full of Jewish humor, satire and human curiosity.
THESE brief tales appeared over an extended interval in lots of Anglo-Jewish weeklies and within the “Chicago Sentinel.” I’ve been urged by numerous associates to have them revealed in e book type. The best encouragement got here from my good friend, Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof, who wrote to me:
“In no matter language you write, you handle to offer the sensation of Jewish immigrant life in America. Some day books akin to yours shall be of worth to the historian. Assume how priceless it might be if we had such intimate sketches of the lifetime of the Jews in Spain or in Babylon.”
This e book seems at an ideal second in Jewish historical past, at a time after we are thrilled by the institution of the State of Israel. It’s clear to everybody that the very nice majority of American Jews will stay to stay as Americans on this era and in generations to come back. These tales are glimpses into the minds and lives of those that are “Right here To Keep.”
I’m very grateful to Rabbi Abraham Burstein for his splendid cooperation in arranging the order of the tales, to Miss Anna Fisch of the Bloch Publishing Co., for her priceless solutions, and final however not least, to my daughter, Pearl, for studying the proofs.
LEO, the 13 yr outdated son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Simon, sits on the altar in entrance of the Aron Kodesh, the ark of the Legislation. On his proper is his father; on the left sits Reuben Financial institution, president of the congregation.
That is the nice day in Leo’s younger life. In the present day he celebrates his Bar Mitzvah. For weeks, for months he has labored with nice zeal and devotion to good his speech and his half within the ceremony. And now the day of all days has arrived.
Shortly he shall be known as upon to face earlier than the con-gregation and ship his tackle. He notes the restless-ness of his father and mom; he sees the beaming faces of his outdated grandparents. He anticipates the second when, having completed the declaration of religion, Rabbi Feingold will give him the benediction. Then finally, he’ll turn into a full fledged member of the Home of Israel.