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• THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday,-January 10, 1986 15

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ESTION
DO YOU DISCOUN T?

PURELY\ COMMENTARY

Addenda

Continued from Page 13 •

Amsterdam, to 1930.
Then came the transformation,
- as outlined in the demographic
facts authoritatively presented in
this volume.
It is the quantitative material
presented here that is so valuable
for a knowledge of American
•'
Jewish history.

It is interestingly noted that the
first wave of Jewish immigrants
to this country was from England,
followed by Holland.
The 1830 census and city direc-
tories were screened by the author
to indicate the immigrants' ori-
gins, occupations and related, de-
mographic facts. - •
The following comments by the
author are worth noting:
A number of historians, in
their studies of Jewish com-
Moses . Montefiore
munities in individual Ameri-
can cities, have pointed out
brochure and perhaps the most how pioneer settlers "estab-
fascinating is a statement in lished a religious life for them-
which "Montefiore has given vent selves and their children, and
to his deeper feelings about at the same time became a part
America as he .spoke With pain of the mainstream of the land
• about the assassination of Ab- in which they lived." Wolf and
raham Lincoln." Quoting the Whiteman have summed up
Montefiore diaries is the text ex- the Jewish experience in
pressing Montefiore's feelings, Philadelphia in 1830 in a
presented as this appendix.
statement that also is applica-
nationwide.
In this context, the lesser ble "In
recent years commen-
known American record also tators
on contemporary
offers interesting supportive Jewish life
have placed em-
•evidence. An entry in the phasis on numbers,
overlook-
"diaries" (September, 1881) ing the fact that the creation
of
reveals the concrete Jewish pioneer synagogues, charities
_ reason for Sir Moses' high re-
schools in a new land
• gard for Americans and their and
the framework of
•"noble institutions." "How within
democracy, and the adapta-
many millions of our fellow be- tion
to a way of life which was
ings ... found a happy home completely
without precedent
there when all hope for an in the centuries
Jewish exis-
honorable maintenance in tence, were not of
only the foun-
their own. country had to be dations upon which successive
given up, 'because the land waves of Jewish immigration
which gave them birth ceased
but the patterns adopted
to -0'e them shelter and pro- built,
by
the
tection?" In the very same selves." immigrants them-
• vein, Sir Moses had given vent- • Despite their small numbers
•to his deeper feelings about the Jews in America' by 1830
•America as he spoke with pain had established a secure niche
about the assassination of Ab- - for themselves in contempor-
,. raham Lincoln:
society and in addition had
"Abraham Lincoln has bro- ary
created
institutions that would
ken the chains of the slaves immeasurably
ease the integ-
and succumbed. I wish that ration and adjustment to
God would grant me the American life of the vast num-
• strength and energy of his man bers of their coreligionists that
to break the chains of my were soon to follow.,
people, and I should have wil-
- lingly endured death like this
• - Abraham — this righteous
Tavy Stone's
man. Henceforth the Negroes
are free, and will remain so,

Humane Fashion
• God willing. 0, that I could say
the same of Israel! In the ter-
Fashions are seldom, if ever
' ritories of the Czar, in aligned with humanism or the so-
- • Morocco, and in a thousand cial services of fellow citizens.
other countries, my brethren Tavy Stone proved that the two
are still waiting for their Ab- elements, the creative in garb and
raham Lincoln!"
the idealized in fellowship, have a
American Jewish Archives strong addiction.

- earn appreciation for presenting • Seldom, also if ever, has a fellow
these facts in the Moshe Davis •citizen been accorded so many tri-
butes as Tavy Stone.
• noteworthy Montefiore record.
Her newspaper, the Detroit
News, editorially referred to her

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Demographics

as having "championed fashions."
Ira Rosenwaike, a research •But the editorial and communal

specialist at the University of tributes were not'limited to that
of fusion in a person's nota-
• Pennsylvania, in On the Edge of form
ble achievements.
Greatness: A Portrait ofAmerican
She was not an isolationist in
Jewry in the Early National
family
Period" introduces a study of the •citizenship. • Her
background
attested
to
a rich
Jews
from
1654,
the
year
of
the
-
Continued
on
next
page
arrival
of
23
Jeirish
settlers
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