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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      Gershom Mendes Seixas

      The first American-born Rabbi.

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      Judah Monis

      America's first Hebrew instructor taught students at Harvard College from 1722 to 1760. His career teaches us about the challenges of maintaining a Jewish life in early America.

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      Isaac Harby

      Isaac Harby petitioned his synagogue for changes in the Shabbat service, introducing a spirit of reform in American Judaism.

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      Leo Frank Is Lynched

      Falsely accused of murdering a girl, a Jew is killed by a mob while imprisoned in Georgia.

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      Rabbi Gittelsohn's Iwo Jima Sermon

      Rabbi Gittelsohn was a Jewish chaplain in the Marine Corps who witnessed the battle of Iwo Jima, and he tirelessly comforted and encouraged the men around him.

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      Judah Touro: American Jewish Philanthropist

      Judah Touro set the standard for Jewish American philanthropy by generously donating money to synagogues and other Jewish organizations.

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      America's First Consul to Jerusalem

      Warder Cresson's journey to Jerusalem, and to Judaism, took a convoluted path.

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      George Washington's Letter to Newport

      Washington promises no sanction to bigotry, and no assistance to persecution.

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      August Bondi

      The Jew who fought beside John Brown

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      The Day the Rabbis Marched on Washington

      Four hundred rabbis marched together to bring to President Roosevelt's attention the atrocities being committed by the Nazis in Europe.


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