American Jewry and Judaism in the twentieth century

by Steven Bayme

Publisher: Hadassah Jewish Education Dept.] in [New York

Written in English
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    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 62-63.

      Statementprepared by Steven Bayme and Gary Rubin.
      SeriesHadassah study series, Hadassah study series.
      ContributionsRubin, Gary, joint author.
      LC ClassificationsBM205 .B37
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. ;
      Number of Pages64
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      Open LibraryOL4133189M
      LC Control Number80110706

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