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The Jews in Canada (In North America)

The Jews in Canada (In North America)

Chapbook No.1 in the HUNGRY I BOOKS Canadian Jewish Studies Chapbook Series

Introduced and translated by Dr. Ira Robinson
ISBN xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Introduced and translated by Dr. Ira Robinson of the Concordia University Religion Department, this document is an early Hebrew-language portrait, published in Russia, portraying Montreal Jewish life in the late 1800s. Entitled The Jews in Canada (In North America) and written by Y.E.Bernstein, the document details religious, educational, social and political concerns that were relevant in the late nineteenth century. The author is particularly interested in the role of Zionism and anti-Semitism in Jewish life.

Dr. Ira Robinson also provides an informative introduction, which situates the author and contextualizes the period in which Bernstein wrote. Historical photographs, as well as a reproduction of the original Hebrew text illustrate the chapbook. This publication initiates an ongoing series devoted to the publication of translations, documents, and scholarly essays on Canadian Jewish history. Although the Institute's other publications are for sale, this one is available free of charge to interested readers, scholars and institutions.

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