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Lone Stars of David
The Jews of Texas
Hollace Ava Weiner, ed.; Kenneth D. Roseman, ed.; Robert S. Strauss, fwd.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Foreword - Robert S. Strauss
Acknowledgments
the formative years: forging a dual identity
“I Caught the Contagion of Bragging . . .” - Hollace Ava Weiner
On the Frontier: Jews without Judaism - Bryan Edward Stone
Confederate Stories: The Sanger Brothers of Weatherford, Dallas, and Waco - Gary P. Whitfield
Home on the Range: Mayer Halff’s Cattle Empire - Patrick Dearen
“These One-Sex Organizations”: Clubwomen Create Communal Institutions - Hollace Ava Weiner
“The Man Who Stayed in Texas”: Galveston’s Rabbi Henry Cohen, a Memoir - Henry Cohen II
Deep in the Heart of Palestine: Zionism in Early Texas - Stuart Rockoff
the entrepreneurial era: leaving their mark
West Texas Wildcatters: From Immigrant to Patron Saint Rita - Barry Shlachter
East Texas Oil Boom: From New Jersey Farm Boy to Scrap Metal King - Jan Statman
On the Border: A Deck of Cards Led to Del Rio - Doug Braudaway
The Zale Story: Diamonds for the Rough - Lauraine Miller
Neiman-Marcus: Al Neiman, a Princely Pauper - Hollace Ava Weiner
West of Neiman’s: Best Little Department Store in Sweetwater - Jane Bock Guzman
current events: changing the texas landscape
Little Synagogues across Texas: Baytown, Breckenridge, Brenham, Bryan, Brownsville, Corsicana, Jefferson, Odessa, San Angelo, Schulenburg, Victoria, Wharton - Hollace Ava Weiner and Lauraine Miller
Six-Tenths of a Percent of Texas - Kenneth D. Roseman
Most Politics is Local - Steve Gutow and Laurie Barker James
Minority Report: Dr. Ray K. Daily Battles the Houston School Board - Lynwood Abram
Opening Legal Doors for Women: Hermine Tobolowsky - Gladys R. Leff
El Paso: The Wild West Welcomes Holocaust Survivors - Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Sylvia Deener Cohen
Forty Acres and a Shul: “It’s Easy as Dell” - Cathy Schechter
Comfort and Discomfort: Being Jewish in Fort Worth - Ralph D. Mecklenburger
Afterword
• List ofContributors
• Index
Color Plates Follow Page 174

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