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If I Am Only for Myself…

by:
Theodore R. Mann (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-7316-X ©2012
Price: $15.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 258 pages
Category/Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

Except for its first two chapters, “If I Am Only For Myself . . .” describes the American Jewish Community’s pursuit of social justice from 1944 to the present. Chapter 1 describes the values most American Jews bring with them into the voting booth, and why over the past 90 years there has been no change in the 30 point spread between how Jews and other white voters vote, notwithstanding the huge changes in the Jewish community over that period. Chapter 2 is a brief historical excursion comparing 19th and early 20th century American Jewry with the Jewish community following World War II.

Abstract:
Except for its first two chapters, “If I Am Only For Myself . . .” describes the American Jewish Community’s pursuit of social justice from 1944 to the present. Chapter 1 describes the values most American Jews bring with them into the voting booth, and why over the past 90 years there has been no change in the 30 point spread between how Jews and other white voters vote, notwithstanding the huge changes in the Jewish community over that period. Chapter 2 is a brief historical excursion comparing 19th and early 20th century American Jewry with the Jewish community following World War II.

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Customer Reviews

  Must Read to Complete Your Essential American Education , 07/23/2012
Reviewer: Marcus EliYAhu
It is no exaggeration to say that this book is one of a kind. It fills a gap in knowledge and perspective that should have been filled long ago. There is not one other book that covers this essential subject matter and makes these crucially insightful connections, illuminating that which has otherwise remained hidden in plain sight. And it does so with both lyricism and clarity, depth and surprising brevity, efficiency and compelling narrative style. If I Am Only For Myself should not only be in every Jewish studies program in North America and beyond, as a core part of the curriculum; it and the wisdom and eye-opening education it imparts should be known and read by every serious American patriot, of whatever background or religion, who cares about our society and honoring the full flower of the Founding Fathers' vision. If I Am Only For Myself is a central yet until now missing part of the education not only of most Jews, but also of the great majority of Christians and other non-Jews who make this country what it is. This brief and invaluable book may be even more valuable and enlightening for the non-Jewish reader who cares about what it takes to create and complete the promise of the good and compassionate society for which so many of us long.

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