Posts Tagged ‘ slavery ’

How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad

April 19, 2016
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How Passover Inspired The Jewish Stop on the Underground Railroad

“Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we are free people.” These words from the Haggadah rang in the ears of Jews who fought to end slavery in the United States. One such Jew in particular, August Bondi, a Yiddish-speaking Viennese immigrant, fought in the Union army to do his…

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

April 1, 2016
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Uncle Tom's Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish: sounds crazy, no? But across 19th-century Russia and eastern Europe,…

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What To Do About the Jewish Slaveholders?

October 19, 2015
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What To Do About the Celebrated Jewish Slaveholder?

As Jews, we love to revel in the accomplishments of our own. But a group…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron…

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A Jewish Cemetery for Confederate Soldiers

September 11, 2013
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There’s only one Jewish military cemetery outside of Israel–and it…

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When Descendants of Slaves Own Slaves

March 15, 2013
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Matthew Lopez found the inspiration for his award-winning…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket…

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Was Moses Black?

November 29, 2011
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The story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery is one…

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Piercing in the Bible

July 25, 2011
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If you want to get your nose pierced,…

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