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The First Jews in the New World

When the Portuguese inquisition was operating in Brazil, a group of Jews tried to sail to Amsterdam. When they arrived in New Amsterdam instead, they started the first Jewish community in the new world.

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Jewish Pioneers

New immigrants from Germany found that become a peddler or a merchant was the way to success.

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The Lower East Side

Many Jewish immigrants made their first home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Here they tried to make a new life amidst the crowds, the disease and the poverty.

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