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  • emWhen General Grant Expelled the Jewsem
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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…

  • Discussion on Henry Fords Publications on Jews
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    Henry Ford's Publications on Jews

    Professor Jonathan Sarna talked about how industrialist Henry Ford founded and supported a newspaper that published anti-semitic articles. This class was from his course called “It Couldn’t Happen Here: Three American…

  • George Washingtons Letter to the Jewish Community
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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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    American Judaism

    Professor Sarna talked about his book American Judaism: A History, published by Yale University Press. He talked about the 350 year history of Jews in America and the prospects for the…