Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First mention of a Chief Rabbi of New York; May 25 1796.

I'll bet you didn't know that New York had a Chief Rabbi 92 years before Rabbi Jacob Joseph moved from Vilna to New York to assume that office.

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Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, published in Leipzig. Fourth line from the bottom; Gershom Mendes Seixas.

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