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 40

      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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      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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      The Jewish "Yentile" Governor of Utah

      Simon Bamberger was one of the most successful Jewish "Gentiles" in the early history of Utah.

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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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      Isaac Harby

      Isaac Harby petitioned his synagogue for changes in the Shabbat service, introducing a spirit of reform in American Judaism.

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      Molly Picon

      Star of Yiddish film and theatre.

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      Rabbi Gittelsohn's Iwo Jima Sermon

      Rabbi Gittelsohn was a Jewish chaplain in the Marine Corps who witnessed the battle of Iwo Jima, and he tirelessly comforted and encouraged the men around him.

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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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      John Adams and the Jews

      John Adams expressed Zionist sympathies, and his respect for ancient Jewry.


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