Clever ‘fake rabbis’

According to a Sept. 9, 1922 article in the San Francisco Examiner, The Jewish World newspaper had claimed Irish, Swedish, Scottish and Greek residents of San Francisco were getting monthly supplies of sacramental wine ā€œunder the names of Goldstein, Blumberg, Silverstein, Levinsky and other adopted Jewish cognamens.ā€ Kassens (2019) “The clever fake rabbis who made … More Clever ‘fake rabbis’


Hello! Welcome to my new author page. On August 5, 2019 my first (hopefully of many) book, Intemperate Spirits: Economic Adaptation During Prohibition, was released as an ebook. The hardback version is due out in a few weeks. I will use this webpage to promote the book and its blog to share updates, stories related … More Welcome