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

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      The Levy-Franks Family

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

    • MJL Author Article 13

      Jefferson and the Jews

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

    • MJL Author Article 14

      The Maryland Constitution and the Jew Bill

      Turks, Jews, and infidels need not apply.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      Lepke Buchalter

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

    • MJL Author Article 17

      General Grant and the Jews

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

    • MJL Author Article 18

      Mordecai Manuel Noah

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

    • MJL Author Article 19

      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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