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THE JEWS DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

January 6th, 2016

What was it like to be Jewish in the North American Colonies during the eighteenth century? Where did Colonist Jews live and thrive? Did they support the Loyalists or the Patriots during the revolution?

Rabbi Dunner describes what life was like for an American Jew as the revolutionary war raged on the Eastern Seaboard, using the lives of two remarkable people – Gersom Mendes Seixas, America’s first ‘rabbi’, and Haym Salomon, one of the Patriots’ principal financiers.

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