In 2001, The Solomon Project produced a groundbreaking book in which noted scholars reviewed and analyzed the rich tradition of Jewish engagement in American public life. Topics included Jewish leadership in Congress and the Executive Branch, Jewish women’s contribution to American politics and American Jewish voting behavior. The book also presented more than 400 biographical profiles of American Jews who have been prominent in American civic life.
“With numerous biographical sketches of Jews in government as well as broader discussions of activism, identity and advocacy, this book is an excellent source of both fact and analysis.”
“Jews in American Politics, is not simply a ‘locate the landsman’ exercise but an attempt to address a number of issues — such as Jewish political behavior, Jewish advocacy and the relationship between politics and Jewish identity — along with important demographic information and over 400 biographical profiles.”
“This collection of essays joins that small category of books that presents more facts than supposition, and quantifies the Jewish contribution rather than simply offer subjective judgments.”
“Another of its strengths is that it is not only well-written, but balanced.”
~Mitchel Bard, Jewish Virtual Library