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Friday, October 06, 2006

"Queer Rite of Jews"

One of the fascinating parts of looking through old newspapers is seeing how Jews were described in the American press in the 1800s and early 1900s. Invariably, they are looked upon as being quaint "others" but not as a part of real America.

The descriptions of Sukkot are a good case in point:



Other articles are somewhat more accurate:



And sometimes you see something a little more interesting:




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