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Who Was Levi Strauss?

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Have you ever worn a pair of jeans? If so, you can thank Levi Strauss, the Jewish immigrant who made jeans the most popular pants in the world. This is his rags to "britches" story!
 
Ages 10+
Pages 112
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming Jul 2022

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What the Book Is About

Levi Strauss was born to a poor Jewish family in Bavaria, Germany in 1829. Over the course of his life, he would immigrate with his family to New York, make a month-long trip to San Francisco, and open a dry goods company that would eventually sell more than one billion pairs of jeans around the world every year.
 
Through it all, Strauss was an honest businessman who treated his workers fairly and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Jewish community and causes he cared deeply about.
 
Readers will be inspired by Strauss’s ingenuity, perseverance, and commitment to Jewish values as they read about his incredible life.
 

Jewish Content & Values

  • Levi Strauss was born to a Jewish family and attended Hebrew school as a child. Antisemitism led his family to move to the United States in the second wave of German-Jewish immigration in the 1840s.
  • Strauss joined a synagogue when he first arrived in New York City, and he later donated money to help build the Emanu-El synagogue in San Francisco.
  • The Jewish value of tzedakah was important to Strauss, and he donated money to support Jewish widows and orphans, and sick and wounded Union soldiers during the Civil War.

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What the Book Is About

What the Book Is About

Levi Strauss was born to a poor Jewish family in Bavaria, Germany in 1829. Over the course of his life, he would immigrate with his family to New York, make a month-long trip to San Francisco, and open a dry goods company that would eventually sell more than one billion pairs of jeans around the world every year.
 
Through it all, Strauss was an honest businessman who treated his workers fairly and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Jewish community and causes he cared deeply about.
 
Readers will be inspired by Strauss’s ingenuity, perseverance, and commitment to Jewish values as they read about his incredible life.
 

Jewish Content & Values

  • Levi Strauss was born to a Jewish family and attended Hebrew school as a child. Antisemitism led his family to move to the United States in the second wave of German-Jewish immigration in the 1840s.
  • Strauss joined a synagogue when he first arrived in New York City, and he later donated money to help build the Emanu-El synagogue in San Francisco.
  • The Jewish value of tzedakah was important to Strauss, and he donated money to support Jewish widows and orphans, and sick and wounded Union soldiers during the Civil War.

None.