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Title:
The Congressional minyan : the Jews of Capitol Hill
Author:
Stone, Kurt F.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : KTAV Pub. House in association with American Jewish Historical Society, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xviii, 582 pages : portraits ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780881256598
Format :
Book

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Central Library E184.37 .A17 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

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.


Table of Contents

Table of Contentsp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
A Note to the Readerp. viii
Forwordp. xi
In the Beginningp. xiii
Bella Savitzky Abzugp. 1
Gary Ackermanp. 4
Martin Charles Ansorgep. 8
Isaac Bacharachp. 10
Anthony Charles Beilensonp. 12
Judah Phillip Benjaminp. 16
Victor Luitpold Bergerp. 23
Rochelle Berkleyp. 26
Howard Lawrence Bermanp. 30
Sol Bloomp. 35
Rudolph Eli Boschwitzp. 38
Barbara Levy Boxerp. 42
Sala Burtonp. 48
Jacob Aaron Cantorp. 50
Emanuel Cellerp. 55
Earl Chudoffp. 59
William Michael Citronp. 60
William S. Cohenp. 63
William Wolfe Cohenp. 65
Sam Coppersmithp. 66
Irwin Delmore Davidsonp. 69
Peter Deutschp. 71
Samuel Dicksteinp. 75
Isidore Dollingerp. 79
Morris Michael Edelsteinp. 81
Marvin Henry Edwardsp. 84
Joshua Eilbergp. 92
Edwin Einsteinp. 05
Daniel Ellisonp. 99
Martin Emerichp. 100
Ben Leader Erdreichp. 104
Leonard Farbsteinp. 108
Russell D. Feingoldp. 110
Dianne Feinsteinp. 114
Roberta Frances Fiedlerp. 119
Bob Filnerp. 123
Sidney Asher Finep. 126
Eric D. Fingerhutp. 127
Israel Frederick Fischerp. 129
Jon D. Foxp. 130
Barney Frankp. 132
Nathan Frankp. 137
Samuel Nathaniel Friedelp. 140
Jonas Martin Frostp. 142
Samuel Gejdensonp. 146
Jacob H. Gilbertp. 150
Benjamin Arthur Gilmanp. 151
Daniel Robert Glickmanp. 154
Benjamin Martin Golderp. 158
Henry Mayer Goldfoglep. 160
Barry Morris Goldwaterp. 163
Julius Goldzierp. 169
Willis David Gradison, Jr.p. 170
Sedgwick William Greenp. 174
Ernest Henry Grueningp. 178
Simon Guggenheimp. 183
Michael Hahnp. 188
Seymour Halpernp. 190
Dan Hamburgp. 192
Jane Harmanp. 195
Emanuel Bernard Hartp. 198
Jacob Hechtp. 199
Louis Benjamin Hellerp. 202
Elizabeth Holtzmanp. 205
Lester Holtzmanp. 210
Julius Housemanp. 214
Theodore Leonard Irvingp. 215
Leo Isacsonp. 217
Meyer Jacobsteinp. 221
Jacob Koppel Javitsp. 224
Charles Samuel Joelsonp. 231
Benjamin Franklin Jonasp. 233
Florence Prag Kahnp. 235
Julius Kahnp. 237
David Spangler Kaufmanp. 239
Arthur George Kleinp. 241
Herb Kleinp. 243
Edward Irving Kochp. 246
Herbert Kohlp. 251
Herman Paul Kopplemanp. 254
Kenneth Bentley Kramerp. 256
Milton Krausp. 259
John Hans Krebsp. 261
Fiorello Henry La Guardiap. 264
Thomas Peter Lantosp. 272
Frank Raleigh Lautenbergp. 276
Herbert Henry Lehmanp. 280
William Lehmanp. 286
Montague Lesslerp. 289
Carl Milton Levinp. 291
Sander Martin Levinp. 291
Lewis Charles Levinp. 298
Meldon Edises Levinep. 301
Elliott Harris Levitasp. 304
David A. Levyp. 308
Jefferson Monroe Levyp. 310
William Mallory Levyp. 313
Joseph Liebermanp. 315
Lucius Nathan Littauerp. 320
Meyer Londonp. 323
Allard Kenneth Lowensteinp. 328
Nita M. Loweyp. 335
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinskyp. 338
Marc Lincoln Marksp. 342
Samuel Marxp. 344
Mitchell Mayp. 345
Howard Morton Metzenbaump. 346
Adolph Meyerp. 351
Edward Maurice Mezvinskyp. 352
Abner Joseph Mikvap. 355
John Ripin Millerp. 360
Leopold Morsep. 363
Abraham Jacob Multerp. 365
Jerrold Lewis Nadlerp. 367
Richard Lewis Neubergerp. 370
Richard Lawrence Ottingerp. 374
Nathan David Perlmanp. 376
Theodore Albert Peyserp. 378
Henry Meyer Phillipsp. 381
Phillip Phillipsp. 382
Bertram L. Podellp. 384
Joseph Pulitzerp. 388
Benjamin J. Rabinp. 395
Leo Frederick Rayfielp. 396
Isidor Raynerp. 399
Joseph Yale Resnickp. 402
Abraham Alexander Ribicoffp. 404
Frederick William Richmondp. 409
Benjamin Louis Rosenbloomp. 413
Benjamin Stanley Rosenthalp. 415
Albert Berger Rossdalep. 418
Steve Rothmanp. 419
Warren Bruce Rudmanp. 421
Adolph Joachim Sabathp. 427
Leon Sacksp. 433
Bernard Sandersp. 434
Janice D. Schakowskyp. 438
Lynn Schenkp. 441
James Haas Scheuerp. 443
Steven H. Schiffp. 448
Charles Ellis Schumerp. 453
Robert Norton Shamanskyp. 459
Brad Shermanp. 463
Isaac Siegelp. 466
Joseph Simonp. 469
William Irving Sirovichp. 471
Norman Sisiskyp. 474
Lawrence Jack Smithp. 476
Stephen Joshua Solarzp. 480
Arlen Specterp. 485
Gladys Noon Spellmanp. 488
Sam Steigerp. 490
Richard Bernard Stonep. 494
Isidor Strausp. 498
Myer (Meyer Strauss) Strousep. 501
Ludwig Tellerp. 503
Herbert Tenzerp. 504
Herman Tollp. 507
Lester David Volkp. 509
Irving Price Wangerp. 511
Henry Arnold Waxmanp. 512
Anthony D. Weinerp. 517
Samuel Arthur Weissp. 519
Theodore S. Weissp. 521
Paul David Wellstonep. 525
Robert Wexlerp. 530
Harry Benjamin Wolfp. 534
Lester Lionel Wolffp. 535
Howard Eliot Wolpe IIIp. 538
Ronald Lee Wydenp. 542
Sidney Richard Yatesp. 548
David Levy Yuleep. 553
Herbert Zelenkop. 560
Richard Zimmerp. 562
Edward Zorinskyp. 566
Appendicesp. 569
Indexp. 581

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