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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Henry L. FeingoldHenry L. Feingold

American Judaism began with the arrival in New Netherland of twenty-four Sephardic Jews from Recife, Brazil in 1654. To fulfill the requirements of Jewish law, a Jewish communal governing authority (kehillah) was formed. Among its early actions was to petition the authorities for a separate Jewish burial ground.... ...

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