Making Zion in America - George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport

ZION THROUGH AMERICAN EYES

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Making Zion in America - George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport
ZION THROUGH AMERICAN EYES

Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University

 

This seris will focus on the relationship between Americans- Jews and others, Zionism and the Holy Land.

 

Making Zion in America - George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport

Many Revolutionary-era Americans believed that they were reliving the Exodus from Egypt, and that the new Zion was none other than the United States. George Washington’s letter to the Jews of Newport (1790) promised Jews rights undreamed of in any other diaspora land.

 

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