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Chaya Mindel Way

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Chaya Mindel Way is student at Brandeis University, studying Jewish History and French. She most recently spent time at Machon Chana seminary. She was raised on an organic farm in Maryland, and spends her time with animals, learning languages, or reading books.
The beginnings of shtetl life go back hundreds of years, to before the 17th century.
One of the oldest Jewish communities in North America
The First Jews The 17th century was an era of exploration, immigration and innovation. For Jews, persecuted and restricted in many countries, America seemed like a good place to settle. The town of Newport, Rhode Island, founded by Roger Williams, a belie...
(1894–1906)
Despite the lack of hard evidence supporting his guilt, he was stripped of his military rank, sentenced to deportation, and caused to suffer tremendously—just because he was Jewish.
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