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  • Books: Land of ‘Golden’ dreams and tarnished identities

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Jews at the turn of the last century wistfully spoke of the goldene medina (golden country), they meant just one place: America. The phrase evoked images of a land of "freedom, justice, opportunity -- and protection against pogroms," wrote Leo Rosten in his 1968 classic, "The...
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