When Simon Bolivar liberated the people of Venezuela, he found help and hospitality from a local Jewish community.
After the rabbi of the oldest standing synagogue in the U.S. wrote to George Washington, the first American president responded in kind.
The 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda, by British author George Eliot helped inspire the Zionist movement.
Frederick Knefler was a Hungarian-born Jew who not only adopted America as his home, but became an American hero during several battles of the Civil War.
An Jewish immigrant who came to America for its freedom and opportunities made sure others like him would be able to understand American ideals.
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