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    George Washington's Letter to the Jewish Community

    Panelists discuss George Washington’s letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island in which he spoke of religious tolerance. The panelists also discuss the greater context of early Judeo-American history. Dr. Louise Mirrer…

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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…