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Yet, little has been written about this transformation, with most Jewish generational novels concentrating on the New YorkJewish experience. The author, a native of Los Angeles,addresses the Los Angeles Jewish experienceas a personal memoir -- sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always engrossing. Ignore and show page. Rating details.
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In the interest of full disclosure, let me say that my uncle is the author of this book, so this isn't a completely objective review. I should also mention that I rated this book as two stars for the literal interpretation that "It's ok.
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The author describes the physical and social environment of the area and the time, including the racial and religious disparity that existed and how it changed. He discusses some significant events that had made national headlines at the time, and his own involvement with some of these events. The reason I'm only giving this book two stars is because the book feels very sparse on detail.
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It feels more like the author is reciting basic facts without a great deal of detail or personal reflection. I would have liked to know more about his personal take on some significant events rather than a recitation from the history books, as well as more detail on his personal development and not just career development.
http://taylor.evolt.org/magab-colnia-de-sant.php For example, some details as well as personal reflection on the first time he attended Friday services would have been interesting, especially as this, along with meeting his wife, appeared to be a major turning point in his personal identity as a Jew.
For a book whose description claims to describe the Los Angeles Jewish identity, I felt the focus on this was rather thin. Still, it is an interesting read for those interested in how Los Angeles as a city developed and changed during the course of the twentieth century. It would be a good starting point for anyone interested in local history, Jewish or otherwise. Just don't expect a lot of detail. Robbie Debastiani rated it it was ok Jul 06, Dennis Ashendorf rated it liked it Oct 18, Tanja Laden marked it as to-read Oct 18,
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