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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      Ruth Gruber

      A life dedicated to rescue.

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      Thanksgiving and the Jews: Pennsylvania, 1868

      When the Governor of Pennsylvania declared that Thanksgiving should be celebrated as a Christian holiday in 1868, the rabbis of Philadelphia protested.

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      Mickey Marcus: Israel's American General

      After a distinguished career in military and public service to the United States, the 46-year-old Marcus wrote his name forever in the annals of Israeli history.

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      The Levy-Franks Family

      The Levy-Franks family struggled with the ever-present challenge of maining a strong Jewish identity in a secular society.

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      Jefferson and the Jews

      Thomas Jefferson was a strong advocate for civic equality and religious freedom for American Jews.

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      The Maryland Constitution and the Jew Bill

      Turks, Jews, and infidels need not apply.

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      Meyer London, a Jew in Congress

      Meyer London, a Socialist Jew, was a politician who not only ran for Congress, but his economic proposals were advanced for his time, and they later were encompassed in Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal platform.

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      Lepke Buchalter

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

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      General Grant and the Jews

      The Civil War hero expelled Jews from three states until Lincoln made him rescind the order.

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      Mordecai Manuel Noah

      Mordecai Manuel Noah tried to found a Jewish colony on Grand Island until the Jews regained possession of the Holy Land.


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