By Marjorie Meyer Arsht

All the way in which from Yoakum tells the tale of the lengthy, eventful lifetime of a Jewish “good woman” from small-town Texas who turned a extraordinary lady of her time and a number one gentle in Houston and Texas politics.

One of the founders of the fashionable Republican get together in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a country social gathering committeewoman and used to be the 1st Jewish lady to run as a Republican for the nation legislature. changing into energetic in politics within the Fifties, she used to be heavily keen on the early profession of George H. W. Bush.

A member of the admired Texas kin (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers division shop and gave Cohen residence to Rice collage, she recollects the contentious mid-century department within the Jewish group over the difficulty of Zionism that cut up congregations and grew to become buddies into sour antagonists. previously president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a countrywide spokesperson for an important American anti-Zionist organization.

When she became seventy, Arsht was once operating as a speechwriter and high-level assistant within the division of Housing and concrete improvement in Washington whereas additionally serving as a regent of Texas Southern college, the place she spearheaded a couple of vital reforms. additionally, she persevered to run the small, autonomous strength improvement and funding corporation based through her overdue husband.

From her youth as a member of 1 of the few Jewish households in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she deals a relocating account of an indomitable spirit, one who will offer either notion and an knowing of ways the Republican get together got here to be the dominant strength in Texas politics.

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