How many people of the Hebrew faith were in the colonies prior to the Revolution

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    platinumOwl4posted 3 years ago

    How many people of the Hebrew faith were in the colonies prior to the Revolutionary period?

    there seems to be evidence that they were here, yet the the history books appear to have overlooked them or gave them a  generic identification.

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    Yiska Sarahposted 11 months ago

    The first Jews arrived in what is now the USA 1570, near the Texas area, and arrived in a steady trickle throughout colonial times. TheTouro synagogue is the oldest continuing synagogue in America, and was founded (in its current form, anyway) in 1763. By this time, there were other synagogues already established.

    Jews were indeed a major part of early colonization. George Washington wrote them a formal letter (near the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, I believe, or maybe Passover) wishing them a good holiday.

    In short, there were hundreds, more likely thousands of Jews already in America prior to the Revolutionary period. Jews are well-known for our wanderings.

 
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