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Posts Tagged ‘ american jews ’

The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your spam folder, but in the 1800s, it was a booming industry in the American frontier, and an easy way for women to make it to the New World. And some Jews joined the bandwagon. In her gorgeous debut novel The Little Bride, Anna…

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Scenes from the Suburbs

December 9, 2011
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Historian Arthur Hertzberg estimated that in the two decades between 1945 and 1965 one out…

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The Jewish Indian Chief

November 24, 2011
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In 1888, the Acoma Pueblo Indians–a Native American tribe living in New Mexico–appointed Solomon Bibo as chief of their…

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Love Letter from the President

July 4, 2011
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President George Washington was hardly a regular synagogue attendee, but…

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