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Early Jewish History in Morristown

Posted on October 6, 2014

by Carl B. Scherzer The year 1654 marks the beginning of American Jewry, for in September of that year a group of twenty-three bedraggled and virtually penniless Sephardic Jews arrived at New Amsterdam from Recife, Brazil, aboard the boat St. Charles, often called the “Jewish Mayflower.”  (The first Jewish settler recorded in Manhattan was a Continue Reading »