Philip Mandelbaum

A History of Jews in the United States

Philip Mandelbaum
[1654] The first Jewish settlers sail to American shores.Unlike previous Jewish travelers (such as Bohemian Jewish metallurgist Joachim Gaunse, who was sent to Roanoke Island in 1585 by Sir Walter Raleigh), the approximately twenty-three Jewish arrivals who fled Recife, Brazil and disembarked in New Amsterdam in 1654 sought a permanent