If you've noticed the matzoh displays in your grocery store, you'll know that Passover is coming up soon. New York's metropolitan area is home to the world's largest Jewish population outside of Israel, beginning in 1654, when twenty-tree Jewish refugees established the Congregation Shearith Israel in New Amsterdam. It was the first Jewish congregation in North America. But did you know these refugees came from Recife, Brazil?
Recife is home to the oldest synagogue in the Americas,...Read More
Have you ever wanted to ask Ben Franklin about his infamous kite experiment? Or his time as the first United States Ambassador to France? Or maybe just how to play a good game of chess? The real founding father may be gone, but you might forget that while speaking to Jack Sherry, an American History teacher at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ who doubles as a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor. On July 4th Sherry will be...Read More
On Tuesday, November 14, the New-York Historical Society hosted a discussion, “A Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.” This Frederick Douglass Council event featured Manisha Sinha as the guest speaker and Eric Foner as the moderator.
Manisha Sinha, a James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, is the author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. She won the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, which named her...Read More
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