assimilation

Stories about family members who de-emphasized their Jewishness to fit more easily in the prevailing culture. 

Louis Katz of Kolberg

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Betty’s father was a prosperous merchant who came to Pomerania from East Prussia.

On Hill Avenue

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The Ruby family comes of age in a bedroom suburb west of Chicago.

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Green Valley Drive—our exurban childhood

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Our years in Pittsburgh were spent in a tract house in a natural wonderland—backed up against a family farm and an equestrian estate.

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How the Rubys got their name

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When and why did Walter Rabinowitz take on our abbreviated last name? It was 1917, months after the death of his father Joseph..

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