The contributions of Jewish Americans who helped during the Revolutionary War has received little attention or not much has been written about these brave souls who gave up their lives and fortunes so we can live as a free people.
Here are some more Jewish Americans who helped form our country.
The information was taken from the website Early American Jews.
Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838) — North Carolina
Jacob Mordecai was both a patriot and a pioneer in the education of women. He was born in Philadelphia in 1762, the son of Moses and Esther Mordecai. At age 13, Mordecai served as a rifleman when the Continental Congress was resident in Philadelphia and later helped supply the Continental Army as a clerk to David Franks, the Jewish quartermaster to General George Washington. After the war, Mordecai moved to New York and married Judith Myers. In 1792, the couple moved to Warrenton, North Carolina. Mordecai became a tobacco merchant there, but he was more interested in education and scholarship. In 1796, his wife Judith died in childbirth. He remarried, chosing Rebecca Myers, Judith’s younger half-sister.
In 1808 Mordecai’s tobacco business was struggling and he closed the company. At the request of some of the town’s leaders, who respected his knowledge and erudition, he opened the Warrenton Female Seminary (also known as Mordicai’s Female Academy). Initially Mordecai and his wife Rebecca taught all the classes but were later joined by their daughter Rachel and two of his sons.
The school succeeded thanks to its innovative plan of moral instruction and sensitivity to both Christian and Jewish observance. Students of all faiths were represented and each group was able to observe its own holidays and practices. By 1814, the academy’s reputation had spread so widely that Mordecai was forced to cap enrollment at 110 students.
In 1819, at age 56, ten years after opening his Female Academy, Mordecai decided to sell the highly successful enterprise and move his family to Richmond, Virginia. He purchased a farm and lived as an active member of Richmond’s Jewish community, serving as president of its Congregation Kahal Kadosh Beth Shalome, the sixth oldest Jewish congregation in America, founded in 1789.
Gershom Mendes Seixas (1746-1816) — New York
Gershom Mendes Seixas was the first native-born Jewish clergyman in the United States, appointed to Congregation Shearith Israel in New York as its hazzan [reader] in 1768. He was an ardent patriot, a spokesman against intolerance, and was the spiritual leader of Shearith Israel from 1768 until 1776 and again from 1784 until his death in 1816. During the British occupation of New York, Seixas served as hazzan for Congregation Mikve Israel in Philadelphia.
Seixas was a strong advocate for American independence. In 1775, he convinced the majority of his congregation that it was better that Shearith Israel close rather than operate during the British occupation of New York. Seixas packed the congregation’s books and sacred scrolls and removed them, with his family, to his father-in-law’s home in Strafford, Connecticut.
He was well-regarded in both the Jewish and Christian communities and served as a trustee of Columbia College (now Columbia University). In 1787, when George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States, Seixas was one of the 14 clergy who participated in the inauguration ceremonies.
Seixas died in 1816 and is buried in the Chatham Street Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York.
On August 7 The Obama campaign has accused Mitt Romney of murdering a man’s wife in their latest ad. This ad has a man telling the world that the plant he was working was closed due to Bain Capital stealing all the money and driving the plant into ruin. This caused this man’s wife to die six years later from cancer. He blamed Romney for killing her.
This is what happens when evil attacks good. This is all part of the evil Obama’s plan to take out Romney.
This is the only way Obama can win. For the evil one Obama wants to clear the field and win a second term. Obama will twist the truth to suit his agenda.
For Christianity, Jews, hard work, personal freedom, freedom of choice, private property rights are all under attack by the evil Obama for the expressed purpose to control us all so that we will become their slaves.
If you think I am kidding. I am not! Look around you and you will see the destruction of our society. This is done on purpose.
Here is the link to check this sucker out.
Rush had this to say about his very subject. All quotes take from www.rushlimbaugh.con
“Romney had nothing to do with closing the steel plant or ending the health care or anything of the sort, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. Republicans will starve kids, poison the water, poison the food, spread E. coli. Can malaria be next? Meanwhile, it’s the Democrats who are aborting themselves out of existence. It’s Republicans that want to kill babies? I’m gonna tell you: It is an utter and total waste of time to even engage this.
So now, now Romney wants steelworkers’ wives to get cancer and die. You’ve got Democrats out there hearing this, and their tongues hit the floor. “Oh, yeah, yeah! Man, really great ad! Really, really great ad.” And the guys call here and they want to talk about it? You have to engage people in conversation about this? Try to imagine being in a group of people and some lunatic accuses you, as a Republican, of wanting to starve kids.”
This all goes back to 1963 when the Warren Court kicked the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob outta for good.