Papers Presented at the Fifth Annual Session of the Summer Assembly of the Jewish Chautauqua Society; Held at Atlantic City, N. J., July 7 to July 28, by Jewish Chautauqua SocietyPapers Presented at the Fifth Annual Session of the Summer Assembly of the Jewish Chautauqua Society; Held at Atlantic City, N. J., July 7 to July 28, by Jewish Chautauqua Society

Papers Presented at the Fifth Annual Session of the Summer Assembly of the Jewish Chautauqua…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... DEPARTMENT OF CHAUTAUQUA CIRCLES INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS TO THE COURSE ON AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY By Dr. Cyrus Adler, of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. Ladies and Gentlemen:--At the last meeting of the American Jewish Historical Society I took the opportunity to suggest that the Jewish Chautauqua, among other institutions, furnished an excellent opportunity for the popularization of the work of our Society, and your Chancellor, Dr. Berkowitz, immediately adopted the suggestion, and provided for a course of lectures on the subject of American Jewish History during your present Assembly. He was good enough to ask me to introduce this series, which, though brief, is the first course of lectures on American Jewish history that has thus far been given in this country or anywhere else, and I have much pleasure in being present as the representative of the Historical Society to aid in inaugurating the study of American Jewish history by the Jewish Chautauqua. Owing to the circumstance that the discovery of America was coincident with the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, a fact which Columbus notes in his journal, Jews had a larger share in the settlement of the American Continent than they had in the settlement of almost any other western country. Indeed, they aided in its discovery by the invention of instruments for astronomical observation and the preparation of astronomical works useful to navigators. Some of them supplied funds, and others accompanied Columbus on his voyages. They came in the early days and in very large numbers to Brazil, to Mexico, where more than three hundred were tried by the Inquisition, to Surinam, and to the West India Islands. They were among the very early settlers in New York, in Newport, in...
Title:Papers Presented at the Fifth Annual Session of the Summer Assembly of the Jewish Chautauqua…Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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