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By Irving Cutler

for almost part a century, the larger Lawndale sector was once the colourful, lively middle of Jewish existence in Chicago. It contained virtually forty percentage of the city's whole Jewish inhabitants with over 70 synagogues and diverse energetic Jewish businesses and associations, akin to the Jewish People's Institute, the Hebrew Theological collage, and Mount Sinai medical institution. Its citizens incorporated "King of Swing" Benny Goodman, Israeli best minister Golda Meir, reporters Irv Kupcinet and Meyer Levin, federal pass judgement on Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, civil rights lawyer Elmer Gertz, Eli's Cheesecake founder Eli Shulman, and comic Shelley Berman. the various chosen photographs come from the author's broad assortment. This ebook will deliver again stories if you happen to lived there and retell the tale of Jewish lifestyles at the West part in the event you didn't. regardless of the place the scattered Jews of Chicago stay now, many can hint their roots to this "Jerusalem of Chicago."

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