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Glimpses Into American Jewish History
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Naphtali and Josephine Phillips

Posted on: April 1st, 2009

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Naphtali Phillips, the ninth child of Rebecca Machado and Jonas Phillips, was born in New York on October 19, 1773. His great-grandfather was Dr. Samuel Nunes Ribeiro, an escapee from the Portuguese Inquisition1 who became one of the first Jewish settlers of Savannah, GA.2 His maternal grandparents were Zipporah Nunes and David Mendes Machado.3 David Machado also escaped from the Inquisition in Portugal and served for a number of years as the chazzan and Torah teacher of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York.

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Orthodox In The ‘Wild West’: Samuel Abraham and Miriam Kobey

Posted on: March 4th, 2009

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It was in 1859, according to the Central City Colorado History & Historic Facts website, that "John Gregory discovered 'The Gregory Lode' in a gulch near Central City. Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people seeking their fortunes.

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Gershom Kursheedt And Sir Moses Montefiore

Posted on: February 4th, 2009

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Last month's Glimpses column, "The Man Who Brought Judah Touro Back To Judaism," discussed how legendary philanthropist Judah Touro's return to religious observance was influenced by Gershom Kursheedt (1817-1863). Kursheedt also convinced Touro to leave considerable sums of money to support many Jewish causes.

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The Man Who Brought Judah Touro Back To Judaism

Posted on: December 31st, 2008

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Last month's column sketched the life of Judah Touro (1775-1854), who became immensely wealthy after his move to New Orleans in 1802, using his fortune to support many causes and individuals.

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Judah Touro: Legendary Philanthropist

Posted on: December 3rd, 2008

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"[Judah] Touro's name will always be numbered among the foremost in the annals of American philanthropy. His charities knew neither race nor creed, and his public spirit was no less noteworthy."[i]

 

Was The ‘Rabbi’ Really A Missionary?

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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The story of Jacob Mayer is one of the most bizarre in the annals of American Jewish history. In order to understand how such a thing could have occurred, one must keep in mind that for many years America was a Jewish free-for-all.

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Bringing Torah Education To Baltimore

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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There are those who have the foresight to establish institutions that leave a lasting impression on Klal Yisrael. One such man was Rabbi Abraham Nachman Schwartz, who founded Yeshiva Torah ve-Emunah Hebrew Parochial School in Baltimore.

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The Founding of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

Posted on: September 3rd, 2008

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"In 1901 a few individuals who wished to give their own children an intensive Jewish Talmudical education, engaged one Hebrew teacher and one English teacher, and opened a school under the name Beth Sefer Tifereth Jerusalem (Glory of Jerusalem School).

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The Character Of Rabbi Jacob Joseph

Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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When RJJ passed away, he was survived by his wife, Esther Rachel[i], his son Raphael, and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Brody and Mrs. S. R. Schultz.

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The Chief Rabbi’s Funeral

Posted on: July 2nd, 2008

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In a recent front-page essay (May 30, 2008) and in last month's "Glimpses" column we traced the life of Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1840-1902). Rabbi Joseph, who studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva, was an outstanding Talmudic scholar and one of Rav Yisroel Salanter's main students.

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The Chief Rabbi Encounters Opposition

Posted on: June 4th, 2008

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In "Failed Experiment: New York's Only Chief Rabbi" (front-page essay, May 30), we described the warm welcome thousands of Jews gave Rabbi Jacob Joseph when he disembarked from his ship in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 7, 1888.

 

The Founding Of Yeshiva Etz Chaim

Posted on: April 30th, 2008

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Between 1881 and 1924 approximately two million Jews immigrated to the United States, primarily from Eastern Europe and Russia.

 

Rabbi Moshe Meir Matlin, Torah Education Pioneer

Posted on: April 2nd, 2008

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"More than a million Jewish immigrants landed on the shores of the United States between 1881 and 1905.

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General Grant’s Expulsion Of The Jews

Posted on: March 5th, 2008

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While the Civil War was raging at the end of 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant sent the following letter to the Assistant Secretary of War:

 

Moses And Daniel Peixotto

Posted on: January 30th, 2008

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The Peixotto family played a prominent role in the American Jewish community during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

 

Forty Years As Rav Of Baltimore’s Congregation Shearith Israel

Posted on: January 3rd, 2008

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Despite his remarkable qualifications, it became clear to Dr. Schaffer that he would not be able to obtain a rabbinical position in either Germany or Russia.

 

Jews And The Sunday Laws

Posted on: December 5th, 2007

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We are all aware that the Sabbath is observed on Saturday, the seventh day of the week.

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Alfred Mordecai’s Agonizing Decision

Posted on: October 31st, 2007

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The Civil War caused a great divide among Americans, pitting brother against brother, relative against relative, friend against friend. Jews fought on both sides in this conflict, and they also found themselves beset with divided loyalties. Alfred Mordecai was one such individual who was forced to make a most difficult decision that cost him his career and alienated him from family and friends..

 

Columbus Day 1892 And The Jews Of New York

Posted on: October 2nd, 2007

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From these headlines it is clear that the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World was cause for great celebration by New York Jewry.

 

The Jews Of Martinique And Guadeloupe

Posted on: September 5th, 2007

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"The Jewish history of Martinique and Guadeloupe is relatively short, spanning only about 60 years.

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