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My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  1 review
Louis Rubin's people on his father's side were odd, inscrutable, and remarkable. In contrast to his mother's family, who were "normal, good people devoid of mystery," the ways of the Rubins both puzzled and attracted him. In My Father's People, Rubin tells "as best I can about them all -- my father, his three brothers, and his three sisters." It is a searching, sensitive s ...more
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Louisiana State University Press
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Cindie Harp
The story of the author's father and aunts and uncles was not uninteresting. The telling, however, was somewhat ponderous and distant. The last pages, musings on Judaism, his family's interest and participation in it and the distinction of cultural vs religious Judaism could easily have been done without.
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Louis Decimus Rubin Jr. was born into a Jewish family in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 19, 1923. He studied for two years at the College of Charleston, served in the Army during World War II (1939–1945), and earned a BA in history at the University of Richmond.

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