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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      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 Maryland Constitution and the Jew Bill

      Turks, Jews, and infidels need not apply.

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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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      Lepke Buchalter

      Jewish gangster Lepke was hunted down by Governor Thomas E. Dewey.

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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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      Modern Tzedakah

      A group of Jewish women from Seattle began Hebrew free loan societies.

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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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      The St. Louis

      The German luxury ship, the St. Louis, sailed to Cuba with over 900 passengers on it, only to be turned away and sent back to Europe.

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      August Bondi

      The Jew who fought beside John Brown


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