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  • Hyman Levin (c.1897 - 1951)
    References * Hymie "Loud Mouth" Levin, collector for Al Capone and the Chicago Outfit. Publication date: 1934-06-17, Chicago Tribune. link *“ Loud Mouth" Levin, Capone Boy, Dies.” link CHICAGO —(U.PJ— ...
  • NY Times, 04 August 1976, p. 31
    Arthur Aaron Nachman (1930 - 1976)
    --in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (per AncestryLibrary): Arthur Arron Nachman [Arthur Nachman] -- Birth Date: 28 Apr 1930 -- Birth Place: New York, New York -- Dea...
  • Jacob Kuppy Migden (1911 - d.)
  • Jacob / John Jacob "Jack" Filtzer (1896 - 1966)
    References* “ Plaintiff Sam Lemel sued the defendants for damages for false arrest and false imprisonment, joining as such defendants Harold S. and Raymond A. Smith, copartners operating a gambling cas...
  • Lou Rothkopf (1902 - 1956)
    Wikipedia says he was born July 3, 1903.Gravesite says June 3, 1903Draft Card says June 12, 1903Club: : Rothkopf, Louis Date: Jul 18 1956Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #151. No...

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Jewish-American organized crime emerged within the American Jewish community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has been referred to variously in media and popular culture as the Jewish Mob, Jewish Mafia, Kosher Mafia, Kosher Nostra,[1][2] or Undzer Shtik (Yiddish: אונדזער שטיק‎). The last two of these terms are direct references to the Italian Cosa Nostra; the former is a play on the word kosher, referring to Jewish dietary laws, while the latter is a direct translation of the Italian phrase Cosa Nostra (Italian for "our thing") into Yiddish, which was at the time the predominant language of the Jewish diaspora in the United States.

  • Founded: Late 19th century by Arnold Rothstein in New York City and various towns of the East Coast of the United States
  • Years active: Late 19th century–Present
  • Territory:United States; active mostly in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Florida
  • Ethnicity: Jewish-American, Italian-American and Jewish-Italian
  • Criminal activities: Narcotics trafficking, racketeering, gambling, loan sharking, murder, accounting, diamond trafficking, extortion, weapons trafficking, fraud, prostitution, smuggling and money laundering
  • Allies: Italian American Mafia, Israeli mafia, Russian mafia, various criminal organizations in the U.S., in Australia and Canada



  • "Jewish History Soundbites - Tales of the Jewish Mafia: "Ain't Gonna Kill on Saturday"
  • “Famously Dead”
  • “ GANGSTERS FOR ZION - Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence.” Tablet Magazine. By Robert Rockaway. April 19, 2018
  • “ GANGSTERS VS. NAZIS - How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich”
  • “The Story of “Zvi Migdal” – the Infamous Jewish Prostitution Cartel.” By Ushi Derman.
  • Fried, Albert. The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. ISBN 0-231-09683-6 GoogleBooks
  • Messick, Hank. Lansky. London: Robert Hale & Company, 1973. ISBN 0-7091-3966-7
  • Lacey, Robert. Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life. London: Century, 1991. 547 pages.
  • Reid, Ed and Demaris, Ovid. The Green Felt Jungle. Montreal: Pocket Books, 1964. GoogleBooks
  • Schwartz, Rosalie. Pleasure Island: Tourism and Temptation in Cuba. U of Nebraska Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8032-9265-1. GoogleBooks
  • Fox, Stephen. Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth-Century America. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1989. ISBN 0-688-04350-X GoogleBooks
  • "Mr. Mob: The Life and Crimes of Moe Dalitz". GoogleBooks
  • "The business of crime: Italians and syndicate crime in the United States". GoogleBooks
  • ”Live & be Well: A Celebration of Yiddish Culture in America from the First ....” By Richard F. Shepard, Vicki Gold Levi. Page 148. GoogleBooks “Segal’s Cafe on Second Avenue was a hangout for the underworld, criminals big and small, gathering to discuss whatever it is criminals discuss in social situations. ...”
  • “The Jews of Sing Sing: Gotham Gangsters and Gonuvim.” Ron Arons. Barricade Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 350 pages. GoogleBooks“When author Ron Arons found out that his ancestor served time at Sing Sing, one of America's most infamous prisons, he faced a dilemma: should he tell people or try to keep the information a secret? He chose the former - and the more he learned about his criminal great-grandfather, the more fascinated he became with what had led him to commit the crimes that eventually landed him in jail. Soon after, Arons decided to expand on the topic by exploring the lives of all Jews who served time in the famous prison, resulting in a fascinating history of New York crime.”
  • Messick, Hank. The Silent Syndicate. New York : Macmillan Company, 1967. PDF
  • The Chronicles of The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to Myron
  • ‘Chronicles of The Last Jewish Gangster: From Meyer to Myron’ Wherein the titular protagonist from New Jersey regales with tales of mobsters, machers, and mayhem. By WALLACE GREENE. July 12, 2018
  • The Kosher Capones: A His­to­ry of Chicago’s Jew­ish Gangsters
  • The Brownsville Boys: Jewish Gangsters of Murder, Inc.,
  • But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters
  • Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams
  • “ Mob looks to win big with casinos in valley” BRUCE FESSIER | THE DESERT SUN Updated 5:00 p.m. MST Dec. 1, 2014 “At the height of the Great Depression, Detroit card sharks Al and Lou Wertheimer blow into Palm Springs like a sand storm, vowing to solve the town's economic woes. ...”

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