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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      Staying Jewish on the Arizona Frontier

      The Drachman family played a very important role in the foundation of Jewish life on the Arizona frontier.

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      Emma Goldman

      A profile of the anarchist and lifelong advocate for social justice.

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      Passover Seders During the Civil War

      For American Jewry during the Civil War, the Passover story was especially powerful. However, creating a seder in a war zone requires flexibility and creativity.

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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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      The Maryland Constitution and the Jew Bill

      Turks, Jews, and infidels need not apply.

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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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      Lepke Buchalter

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

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      Judah Monis

      America's first Hebrew instructor taught students at Harvard College from 1722 to 1760. His career teaches us about the challenges of maintaining a Jewish life in early America.

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      Modern Tzedakah

      A group of Jewish women from Seattle began Hebrew free loan societies.

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      Leo Frank Is Lynched

      Falsely accused of murdering a girl, a Jew is killed by a mob while imprisoned in Georgia.


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