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Abraham Cahan

(1860–1951), who came to the U.S. from Russia (1882), was long the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Besides works in Yiddish he wrote realistic fiction in English, including ...

Jewish

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Hasia R. Diner

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
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2,210 words
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...known as “the Jewish Rialto.” New York Jews patronized an array of delicatessens, restaurants, and other places where they could eat out. Although most Jews, until the 1920s, were members of the working class, eating out became such an important part of life that in 1905 Abraham Cahan, the editor of Forverts , the most popular Yiddish newspaper, invented the neologism oysessen , or “eating out,” a word that had not previously existed in the Yiddish lexicon. Jews in New York also came to be interested in, and tempted by, the foods of other ethnic groups....

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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234,746 words
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...intersexed or hermaphrodites [In addition to the sociocentric view of gender, there are other models that focus away from gender-conflict issues toward other facets of gender diversity. These include concepts like the “gender rainbow” paradigm suggested by gender counselors Leah Cahan Schaefer and C. Christine Wheeler , June Reinisch 's concept of “gender flavors,” and James Weinrich 's model of “gender landscapes” (see Francoeur 1991 , 100–101). In each of these models, gender-conflict issues are broadened to include gender explorations and gender...

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