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 10

      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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      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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