Posts Tagged ‘ colonial jews ’

The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
Aaron Lopez

At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron Lopez was the wealthiest man in Newport, Rhode Island. He didn’t get that way by taking the moral high ground. Born in 1731 to Portuguese converso Jews, Lopez practiced Catholicism openly and Judaism behind closed doors. Upon resettling in Newport in 1752, he headed a booming…

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Native Americans: The Lost Tribe

November 25, 2010
NAtive americans the lost tribe

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

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