Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas, edited by Hollace Ava Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman
Lone Stars of David is an essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews written by historians, journalists, and rabbis who have experienced Texas firsthand, including ISJL Historian Dr. Stuart Rockoff. They tell the stories of Jews who ventured to Texas before the battle of the Alamo, who fought for the Confederacy, who herded cattle up the Chisholm Trail, who drilled for oil, and who forged Jewish communities far from New York’s Lower East Side. Jews make up only 0.6 percent of the state’s residents, yet their impact has been widespread. This anthology explores the resiliency, diversity, and adaptability of Jews in the Lone Star State, a place with its own powerful sense of identity.