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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      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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      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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      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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      Blood of Damascus

      When several prominent Jews in Damascus were accused of using non-Jewish blood to make matzah, the Jews of the world banded together to fight back. American Jewry specifically experienced its first taste of successful, united action.

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      Don Solomono, Jewish Indian Chief

      Solomon Bibo won the trust of the Acoma Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, and in 1888 he became governor of the Acoma Pueblo.

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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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      Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902

      Jewish homemakers mobilized the women of the Lower East Side to protest the increasing meat prices.

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      Gershom Mendes Seixas

      The first American-born Rabbi.

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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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