The Last of the Jews? Provides an interpretive study of Southern Jewry from the perspective of an American Jewish family over a period of nearly two centuries as a struggle for ethnic survival conflicts with a natural tendency toward assimilation. This depiction of the Mordecai family presents an intimate glance into the significant events in American History from a Southern viewpoint.
Myron Berman is a rabbi, historian, and attorney, a former Adjunct Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a former Rabbi at Temple Bethel in Richmond, Virginia.
chapter 1 Dedication chapter 2 Table of Contents chapter 3 List of Abbreviations chapter 4 Foreword chapter 5 Acknowledgments chapter 6 Introduction chapter 7 The Patriarchs chapter 8 A Jewish Educator in Dixie chapter 9 Rachel Weeps for Errant Jews chapter 10 A Jewish Scholar in the South chapter 11 Family Ties and the Civil War chapter 12 The Lost Tribes of Israel chapter 13 Can Judaism Survive in the South chapter 14 Appendix chapter 15 Notes chapter 16 Glossary chapter 17 Bibliography chapter 18 Index chapter 19 Notes on the Author