August 1: The Jewish Revolutionist

London-born Francis Salvador became the first Jew killed in the American Revolution on this date in 1776. Fighting loyalists and Indians on the western frontier of South Carolina, the 29-year-old member of the colony’s General Assembly was shot and scalped. As a delegate to the South Carolina Provincial Congress, meeting in January and in November, […]

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JFREJ vs. Stop-and-Frisk

by Ben Lorber On a Monday evening in early March, about forty Jews of various ages, gender identifications, sexual orientations, and shades of leftism crowded into a room at the Workmen’s Circle in New York City for a meeting convened by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ). Passover was fast approaching, and the city […]

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