Most Jews who immigrated to North America did so to escape persecution
and to find a place where they could practice their religion freely.
Unlike many immigrant groups, Jews did not come to North America primarily
from a single country. Rather, they came from many different lands, including
Russia, Germany, Poland, and Spain.
Once in the United States and Canada, Jewish immigrants struggled to
maintain their faith and follow traditional ways. They also faced considerable
This book tells the story of Jewish migration to North America during
the 19th and 20th centuries. It also examines the remarkable contributions
Jewish people have made to American society and culture.
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