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Liberman and Bennett Teaming Up Against Netanyahu

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Bomb Explodes at UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza

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Obama’s Creativity: Signing Bonus Substituting for Sanctions Lifting

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Glimpses Into American Jewish History
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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.

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2006

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The front-page essay "The Multimillionaire Who Remained True to Orthodoxy" (Jewish Press, April 28) dealt with the early life of Harry Fischel.

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Posted on: April 5th, 2006

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Little has been written about the lives of Jewish women during colonial times. In general, historians have focused on the lives of men who were noteworthy during that era, primarily because more information is available about men who were publicly active than women who, more often than not, devoted the majority of their efforts to the home scene.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2006

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The previous installment of Glimpses into American Jewish History (Jewish Press, Feb. 3) dealt with the life of Mordechai Manuel Noah (1785-1851). Noah, a man with an unbelievable breadth of interests and activities, was, for many years, considered theleader of the New York Jewish community.

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Posted on: February 1st, 2006

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In 1825, more than 70 years before the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, Mordechai Manuel Noah startled the world by proposing a concrete plan for the establishment of a Jewish city of refuge in North America.

 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2005

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"In 1478 at the request of the Spanish sovereigns Ferdinand and Isabella, Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84) issued a papal bull allowing for the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Posted on: November 2nd, 2005

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Since the time of Avraham Aveinu, Jews have observed the mitzva of having their sons circumcised on the eighth day after birth.

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Posted on: October 5th, 2005

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One cannot fully appreciate the life and accomplishments of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) unless one is familiar with the history of the Inquisition.

 

Posted on: September 1st, 2005

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It was not easy to maintain tradition and religious observance in the sparsely settled American colonies.

 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2005

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"The twenty-three Jews who sailed into New Amsterdam harbor on a September day in 1654 were to found the first Jewish community in what is today the United States.

 

Posted on: July 1st, 2005

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In 1654 the Portuguese recaptured the city of Recife, Brazil from the Dutch. This marked the end of the vibrant Jewish community that had flourished under the Dutch beginning in 1630.

 

Posted on: June 1st, 2005

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Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America.

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