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The Question is “Why?”

Stanford M. Adelstein:
A Jewish Life in South Dakota

Vantage Point Press and author Eric Zimmer present The Question is “Why?”, Stanford M. Adelstein’s story of carving out a life of purpose on the South Dakota plains, providing new perspectives on recent American and world history and on the lives of Jewish people in rural places. Coming August 19, 2019.


The Question is “Why?” provides an intimate look at the life of a true statesman. Well into his ninth decade, Stanford Adelstein continues to live his values and impact society as an eminent South Dakotan, a proud American, and a Jew firmly rooted in his tradition and history. This is not only Adelstein’s personal history, but the story of one man’s impact on the world he lives in.
— Robin Doroshow, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest