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Shalom Y'all

Fox, Vicki Reikes

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ISBN 10: 1565123557 / ISBN 13: 9781565123557
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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images of jewish life in the american south. several south carolina photos. one group shot includes south carolina icon hariet keyserling. Size: Oblong Large 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 016068

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Title: Shalom Y'all

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Photographs By Bill Aron

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The kitchen of Henrietta Levine in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where chopped liver is sautTing. Ben and Betty Lee Lamensdorf's farmland in Cary, Mississippi, where cotton, wheat, and pecans are harvested. The New Americans Social Club, a group of Holocaust survivors that meet regularly in New Orleans. The historic and flourishing Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama.

From Levy, Arkansas, to Kaplan, Louisiana, Southern Jewish culture is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line. In Shalom Y'all, award-winning photographer Bill Aron provides a vibrant portrait of contemporary Jewish life, dutifully recording the heroic, funny, and sometimes tragic experiences of a people who have long settled in the Bible Belt.

With a moving foreword by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy, this book covers all aspects of the Jewish experience, from food (chopped liver, of course, but also bagels and grits) to occupations to religious practices to friendships. Together, the text and photographs tell a story of a culture that has managed, with a mixture of good humor, perseverance, and faith, to make a home.

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Bill Aron's work is part of permanent collections in museums that include the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. He has had over twenty solo exhibitions, has been part of over twenty-five theme exhibitions, has contributed to a number of books, and his work has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

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