When it was first published in 1980, Judith Laikin Elkin’s foundational book on the Jewish communities of Latin America quickly became the standard resource on the topic. This new edition of The Jews of Latin America, the first in fifteen years, brings the story up-to-date, incorporating the events of recent decades and reflecting new insights provoked by the changing political, cultural, and economic conditions throughout the region.
Judith Laikin Elkin is founding president of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.
Sally Glover, Lynne Rienner Publishers
PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS:
“Despite the importance of this migration, no satisfactory scholarly study of Latin American Jews existed until Judith Laikin Elkin published this book…. In brief, she has made a major contribution to Latin American immigrant and social history.” —American Historical Review
“Indispensable … to any student of Latin American Jewry seeking a broad introduction to a burgeoning field still in its incubation stages (and largely created by the author)…. The conceptual insights sprinkled throughout render The Jews of Latin America much more than a utilitarian reference guide.” —Journal of Jewish Studies
“A formidable undertaking…. Judith Elkin, however, has managed it all—with grace, insight, and really astonishing erudition.” —Commentary