Dianne and Jennie learn the story of Hanukkah and how it parallels to the American Revolution through the war heroes buried in Chatham Square Jewish Cemetery in New York City, New York. They will share the stories of Gershom Mendes Seixas, Jonas Phillips, Haym Salomon, and several others who felt that their desire to be free to live as their laws and religion dictated were worth fighting for in 165 B.C.E as well as in 1770's and 1780's North America. Happy Hanukkah!
Resources for this episode include:
"Chatham Square Cemetery ." https://shearithisrael.org. shearithisrael.org/content/chatham-square-cemetery. Accessed 10 Dec. 2020.
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Garner, Maxwell. "Jewish Patriots in the Revolutionary War ." https://www.ilperetz.org. 1 May 2011, www.ilperetz.org/maxwell-garner/. Accessed 10 Dec. 2020.
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Blythe, Bob. "Haym Salomon (ca. 1740 - 1785)." nps.gov. 4 Dec. 2008, www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/haym_salomom.HTML. Accessed 10 Dec. 2020.
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