This publication is a collection of Ron Rubin’s published writings, amassed over his decades-long career. With articles ranging from those written for a college newspaper during his years as an undergraduate to more recent pieces published on the national level, this anthology provides an extensive look at the contemporary issues that have influenced the Jewish community. The author addresses a wide variety of topics including American Jewish political and social behavior, Israel among the nations, Soviet anti-Semitism, and political and public personalities who have had an impact on, or been affected by, the Jewish world.
Ron Rubin is a professor of political science at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. He is the author of Anything for a T-Shirt: Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World’s Greatest Footrace, published by Syracuse University Press. His other books include The Unredeemed: Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and Rudy, Rudy, Rudy: The Real and the Rational, a biography of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Editor, Peri Devaney was the founding editor of Data Center Management and Executive Director of the magazine’s publishing company. She then went on to form PERIodicals, an editorial, marketing, and design company, and she served as editorial consultant and rewrite editor for Diary of a Dirty Little War: The Spanish American War of 1898 and Richmond Pearson Hobson: Naval Hero from Magnolia Grove.