Saturday, June 06, 2009

Church Record Sunday: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, is an online exhibit that is part of the Library of Congress' Manuscript Collection. The home page for this exhibit states,

The exhibition features more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress, augmented by a selection of important loans from other cooperating cultural institutions.
Aside from the history and documents, there is an interactive timeline that begins with Columbus in 1492 and concludes with the year 2004. A bibliography provides examples of further reading materials on the history of Judaism in America. Documents featured in the exhibit can be individually clicked on and read. This is a fascinating historical portrait that sheds light on the life and persecutions of American Jews.

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