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"This book is clearly a labor of love, and a valuable local resource. It will be of interest primarily to academic libraries developing large collections of local Jewish history"

- Fred Isaac, Association of Jewish Libraries

"Filled with historical photos, anecdotes from oral histories, and two Portland rabbis' firsthand accounts of the Six-Day War, The Jewish Oregon Story Illustrates the importance of local culture, politics, and demography to Jewish practices and beliefs. The work is also an insightful look into the social influences of religious practice, Oregon's political timeline, the feminist movement, approaches to Israeli- Palestinian relations, and the diversity of Jewish westerners."

-Michael J. Hamberg, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

"Both studies [Embracing a Western Identity and The Jewish Oregon Story] should prove welcome additions to the bookshelves of scholars and others interested in western Jewish history, the history of American Jewish women, and, of course, the history of Jews in Oregon. They both function as solid reference works and can serve as foundational texts in university classrooms, continuing education programs, and other venues where Jews and others study the American Jewish experience. This reviewer is particularly taken with the second volume for the diversity of its topics and the ease with which each chapter can serve as its own discrete article. Nevertheless, both books make an important contribution to our understanding of the Jewish experience in Oregon, the Far West, and in some ways, the United States."

-Erik Greenberg, The American Jewish Archives Journal

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