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By Pulpit & Press: German Reform Comes to America

Exhibition on view through October 25, 2014
at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC)


(Above image fabricated with maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection:

In the mid-to-late 19th century, many German-born rabbis left Germany to practice their faith in the United States. Isaac Leeser, Isaac Mayer Wise, David Einhorn, Max Lilienthal, and Bernard…

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Thanksgiving Sermons
by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History

On April 30th, 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America. On October 3rd, he declared “Thursday the Twenty-sixth Day of November next” as a day of thanksgiving. On that day, the first Thanksgiving sermon was given by the Reverend Gershom…

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