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An Eye-Opening Introduction to the Jewish Influence on America's Founding

A new online course illuminates how Jewish teachings, combined with the age’s best Enlightenment sensibilities, helped to create and to guide the young republic.



Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745–1816), the first native-born Jewish religious leader in the United States.
Gershom Mendes Seixas (1745–1816), the first native-born Jewish religious leader in the United States.
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Dec. 12 2017
About the author

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office.


A new online course illuminates how Jewish teachings, combined with the age’s best Enlightenment sensibilities, helped to create and to guide the young republic.

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