Morris J. Vogel

Echoes of the Past: This room at 97 Orchard Street is restored to look as it might have in the 1870s and 1880s, when the Jewish Gumpertz family from Prussia lived in the building

For Jews, a Permanent Stake in the Immigration Debate

American Jews instinctively understand their deep stake in the national conversation about immigration. While it would be hard to point to any policy consensus, it is clear that many Jews are troubled — even offended — by the anti-immigrant hysteria growing in the blogosphere and by the demagogic exploitation of the issue in the political arena.