The Jew in eighteenth century America

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1915 - 112 pages

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Page 51 - The kindness of our little friend in Front Street, near the CofFee-House, is a fund which will preserve me from extremities; but I never resort to it without great mortification, as he obstinately rejects all recompense.
Page 19 - They are, indeed, so disseminated through all the trading parts of the world, that they are become the instruments by which the most distant nations converse with one another, and by which mankind are knit together in a general correspondence: they are like the pegs and nails in a great building, which, though they are but little valued in themselves, are absolutely necessary to keep the whole frame together.
Page 42 - States properly emphasizes a series of historical facts of more than merely national significance. Even in our colonial period the Jews participated in the upbuilding of this country, acquired citizenship, and took an active part in the development of foreign and domestic commerce. During the Revolutionary period they aided the cause of liberty by serving in the Continental army and by substantial contributions to the empty treasury of the infant republic.
Page 35 - to act as hazan or reader to this our KK de Seherit Yiserael. The said Mr. Machado promising and obliges himself to keep a publick school in due form for teaching the Hebrew language, either the whole morning or afternoon as he shall think most proper, and any poor that shall be thought unable to pay for their children's learning they shall be taught gratis.
Page 15 - Casimir^ which they willingly assented to, and each subscribed to a subsidy with the exception of Isaac Israel and Isaac Cardoso, who refused to give their consent and prepared to leave the river and give up their trade, than to assist with other good inhabitants in maintaining the peace of this highway.
Page 19 - ... seaport which gave them a lodgment, and they brought prosperity to the port as well. Joseph Addison's connection with the British State Department gave him a comprehensive view of international trade probably unexcelled by any observer of his time. He remarks in an essay in "The Spectator" that the Jews "are, indeed, so disseminated throughout all the trading parts of the world that they are become the instruments by which the most distant nations converse with one another and by which mankind...
Page 46 - South, chiefly, who . . were ever at their post and always foremost in hazardous enterprises. Col. Solomon Bush was a distinguished...
Page 24 - Haskalah, movement, and comprised, broadly speaking, the Jewish absorption of secular learning, particularly in literature and science, the abandonment of the study of the Talmud for modern subjects, and the adoption...
Page 37 - Mr. Judah Hays, not being satisfied with the seat provided for his daughter", the Parnas is compelled again to summon the Elders.
Page 21 - would not only awaken interest but great surprise because of the magnitude of the commerce in question. My own investigation in documents 26 relating to colonial history amply warrants this assertion.

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