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Reviews of The Chosen People

“A brilliant piece of work. From first to last the book is exceptionally interesting.”
The New York Times

The Chosen People is a delight … It offers more than a glimpse into the life of Baltimore Jews. We are led from a fiercely idealistic vision to a realistic view of the relations of capital and labor at the turn of the century, as well as to an even grimmer scenario involving the vicious antagonism between German Jews (we) and the Eastern Yiddish-speaking (they).

“Young Rabbi Graetz is torn between the easy life, the adulation of an adoring throng, and his inner feelings that there should be no suffering on this earth. Graetz is battered by conflicting emotions — both amorous and political — and his path is thorny.”
Jewish Currents