In Jewish Texas -- cover In Jewish Texas

Modest, warm, unemphatic, Stanley Ely’s voice is the kind, slow voice of Texas during the first half of this century. This family memoir gives a fascinating account of early Jewish settlers in Dallas —and one man’s break with his past.
— Edmund White

With an abundance of family photos, In Jewish Texas combines memories of three generations to tell Ely’s family story, beginning with the immigration of his parents (as young children) and grandparents to Galveston from Russia and Romania. Texas map and Kiddush cupThe story continues until today, as Ely faces his own senior years in New York. The story of his family and their friends reflects the growth of Dallas and its Jewish population in the first half of the twentieth century.
— Library Journal

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