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.


    • MJL Author Article 40

      Jewish Chaplains in the Civil War

      Jews enlisted in both the Union and the Confederate armies during the Civil War, but they were not allowed to serve as chaplains to provide religious and emotional support, as well as to preside over Jewish funerals.

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      A Few Humble Coins and the Making of Israel

      The creation of the state of Israel in 1948 is largely a result of President Truman and his administration.

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      The Trefa Banquet and the End of a Dream

      The serving of tref food at the banquet to celebrate Hebrew Union College's first ordained graduating class led to the formal break between tradition and reform.

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      Molly Picon

      Star of Yiddish film and theatre.

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      Haym Salomon: Revolutionary Broker

      Haym Salomon played a significant role in saving the newly established United States of America from financial ruin, and he was a prominent part of Jewish community affairs.

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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.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Lazarus Averbuch

      The mystery of what truly transpired between Lazarus Averbuch and Chief Shippy remains unsolved.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Arthur Szyk: His Brush Was His Sword

      "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen."

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      The Brownsville Public School Boycott: 1905

      The Jews of Brownsville, Brooklyn, fought back when a principal at a public school taught about sectarian views.


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