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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      Arthur Szyk: His Brush Was His Sword

      "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen."

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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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      Emma Goldman

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

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      The American Jewish Historical Society

      The AJHS was founded to document the many contributions Jews have made in America.

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      Lane Bryant Malsin: Fashion Revolutionary

      Lane Bryant Malsin started a small business and became a famous fashion designer who made millions, but she was always involved in Jewish philanthropic work.

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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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      The Jewish "Yentile" Governor of Utah

      Simon Bamberger was one of the most successful Jewish "Gentiles" in the early history of Utah.

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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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