Posts Tagged ‘ slavery ’

The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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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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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 has quite an unsavory distinction. Richmond, Virginia’s Hebrew…

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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 play, The Whipping Man, in the footnote of…

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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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