Articles By Michael Feldberg

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    Michael Feldberg

    Michael Feldberg, Ph.D. is executive director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. From 1991 to 2004, he served as executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society, the nation's oldest ethnic historical organization, and from 2004 to 2008 was its director of research.


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      Mexican Jews

      In 1887, the Mexican President announced that Mexico would accept 5,000 Russian Jews into the country if they were willing to settle on uncultivated land owned by the government.

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      John Adams and the Jews

      John Adams expressed Zionist sympathies, and his respect for ancient Jewry.

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      Henry Ford Invents a Jewish Conspiracy

      In 1927, Ford's anti-Semitism brought him, for one of the few times in his life, to humiliation.

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      Arthur Szyk: His Brush Was His Sword

      "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen."

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      The Expelled Jews of Coro

      This was the first time that Jews had been driven out of an independent nation in South America.

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      Emma Goldman

      A profile of the anarchist and lifelong advocate for social justice.

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      Staying Jewish on the Arizona Frontier

      The Drachman family played a very important role in the foundation of Jewish life on the Arizona frontier.

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      Passover Seders During the Civil War

      For American Jewry during the Civil War, the Passover story was especially powerful. However, creating a seder in a war zone requires flexibility and creativity.

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      Fending Off the Missionaries

      A group of Protestant clergymen decided their new mission would be to convert European Jews and settling them in a rural agricultural community somewhere in the United States.

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      Tomas Trevino de Sobremonte

      On April 11, 1649, Tomas Trevino de Sobremonte was burned at the stake in Mexico City, a victim of the Inquisition. His crime: practicing the rites and ceremonies of the


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