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Glimpses Into American Jewish History
 

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.

 

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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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..

 

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.

 

Posted on: September 5th, 2007

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

 

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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The small island of St. Eustatius [in Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Cura?ao, and Bonaire.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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One of the truly amazing aspects of Jewish history is that there were Jews who secretly maintained as much religious observance as they could while living under the merciless eye of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

 

Posted on: May 30th, 2007

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One of the most fascinating figures in American Jewish history is Haym Salomon (1740-1785).

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2007

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The sister islands of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis lie about 225 miles southeast of Puerto Rico in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Nevis, the smaller of the two islands, is elliptically shaped and has a land area of approximately five by seven miles. When Christopher Columbus spotted this eight-mile-long island on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, he mistook its cloud-shrouded mountains for icy peaks and named it Nuestra Se?ora de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows).

 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2007

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"Jewish communities from time immemorial have recognized educational institutions as the bedrock of Jewish continuity.

 

Posted on: February 28th, 2007

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The Gomez family was one the foremost Jewish families in New York during colonial times.

 

Posted on: February 1st, 2007

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In the late 1800's and early 1900's America was called the treifa medina by many religious Jews living in Eastern Europe.

 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2007

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For centuries Mexico was inhabited by a number of different Indian races.

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Posted on: November 30th, 2006

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, the lives of most women were centered on family matters. Rebecca Gratz took a very different course. She never married, but instead "devoted her adult life to providing relief for Philadelphia's underprivileged women and children and securing religious, moral and material sustenance for all of Philadelphia's Jews.

 

Posted on: November 1st, 2006

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In 1527 the Spanish took possession of Curacao.

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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Places like Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, and St. Eustatia probably conjure up, in the minds of many Jewish Press readers, visions of vacation resorts.

 

Posted on: August 30th, 2006

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There was a time when it was thought unnecessary to give women an academic education equal to the one given to men.

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Posted on: August 2nd, 2006

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Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a physician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, "was the most striking, the most impressive, and the most controversial figure in North American medicine of his day. Brilliant and well educated, he was a restless soul, impatient and impulsive, quick to make decisions and to defend them against all disagreement.

 

Posted on: July 5th, 2006

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The discovery of the Western Hemisphere opened new opportunities for Jews.

 

Posted on: June 1st, 2006

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Mr. Fischel had a longstanding relationship with the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), which was destined to have its name transferred to the rabbinical school affiliated with Yeshiva University.

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