From the September/October, 2009 issue of Touchstone
The World, the Jew & the Christian by Edward Hadas

The World, the Jew & the Christian

Tales of Assimilation & the Challenge of Faithful Resistance

by Edward Hadas

Each family has its own story, but every one reflects the history of the world. My family’s tale is no exception. This narrative of two religious communities—German Jews and American Christians—is unique and yet typical. I hope it is also instructive.

Arthur & Rudolf

My own memory only stretches back to my grandfather, Rudolph Stahl, but the story really starts with Rudolph’s grandfather Moses. Moritz, as he was known, was a modest and modestly successful potato and apple wholesaler in Friedberg, a small town north of Frankf . . .

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