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Glimpses Into American Jewish History
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Posted on: December 1st, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

"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.

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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

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

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

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Posted on: September 1st, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Posted on: May 4th, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

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

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Posted on: April 1st, 2005

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In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Jews in America did not face the level of discrimination encountered by their brothers and sisters living in other lands.

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