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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      John Adams and the Jews

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

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      Lazarus Averbuch

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

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      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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      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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      Fanny Brice

      Few Jewish comedians have made such a significant contribution to both Jewish humor and popular culture as Fanny Brice.

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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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