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The sexton of the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, wrote a heart warming letter to George Washington, on behalf of the Jewish community welcoming the President on his visit to Newport. In his letter, he expressed a vision of an American gover...
A Story From the Days of the American Revolution
Don Jose Pereira was among the handful of Sephardic Jews who had fled Brazil, when the long arm of the Inquisition made life for the Spanish and Portuguese refugees unbearable, even in the New World. In 1654 they landed in New Amsterdam, as New York was t...
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