Posts Tagged ‘ colonial jews ’

Meet Waewaeroa, New Zealand’s First Jew

October 9, 2015
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New Zealand's First Jew

With Columbus Day on the mind, we’re wondering: Could there have been a better way? It turns out a 19th-century Jewish businessman has some interesting lessons for us from an unexpected place: New Zealand. Born in England in 1807, Joel Samuel Polack Polack set off for Godzone in 1831, after stints…

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The First Jew Scalped for America

January 8, 2015
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The First Jew Scalped for America

Francis Salvador was a man of firsts. Salvador was born in 1747 to the wealthy…

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When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews

November 27, 2014
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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Aaron Lopez

At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron…

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Native Americans: The Lost Tribe

November 25, 2010
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you…

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