Thursday, September 20, 2007

American Yom Kippurs in 19th century newspapers

This article from the 1875 Brooklyn Daily Eagle shows how Yom Kippur was celebrated in 1875 in Brooklyn (when there were only 3 shuls there!):

And this one from the Deseret (Utah) News, written by a Jew who converted to Mormonism in 1889, is also interesting if a bit biased: