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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)

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(Above image fabricated with maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection: www.davidrumsey.com.)

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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