YUP Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month
Five years ago, President George W. Bush set into law Jewish American Heritage Month that is now observed and celebrated every May in the U.S. According to the government website, http://jewishheritagemonth.gov:
The month of May was chosen due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History in May 2004, which was organized by the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History. This coalition was composed of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration.
As one of the preeminent publishers of Jewish studies, Yale University Press has no shortage of titles to help celebrate the occasion. For JAHM, we’ll have news and updates about our Jewish Lives biography series, to which the newest addition and first American is Baseball Hall of Famer, Hank Greenberg, as well as new books from and about Alfred Kazin, Gertrude Stein, Harold Bloom, Arthur Green, Bob Dylan, not to mention our books published in partnership with the Jewish Museum.