Posts Tagged ‘ slavery ’

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 of Jewish leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina is curbing some enthusiasm about an unsavory memorialized Jew: Judah Philip Benjamin, a Louisiana Senator and the first openly Jewish person to serve as a Confederate Cabinet member.…

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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 Lopez was the wealthiest man in Newport,…

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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…

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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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