The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States 1655-1905: Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, MCMV, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States 1655-1905: Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, MCMV, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings

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The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States 1655-1905: Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, MCMV, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States 1655-1905: Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, MCMV, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings

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The success of the celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Jewish Settlement in America, and the valuable contributions to American Jewish history that it has occasioned, have induced the Executive Committee to preserve and reproduce in more permanent form a number of typical addresses, communications, and editorial writings, selected from the great mass of interesting and instructive material, remarkable for its excellence both as to matter and literary quality, called forth by the hundreds of public meetings held in the latter days of November, 1905, in conformity with the recommendations of the Committee. To publish all would require many volumes of huge bulk. It has, therefore, become necessary to resort to an arbitrary rule of selection. Obviously, the proceedings held at Carnegie Hall, in the City of New York, on Thanksgiving Day, being national in scope, constitute the nucleus of the compilation. Around these have been grouped a few of the many addresses delivered at such old or important centers of Jewish population as Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, New Orleans, Albany, and San Francisco. That circumstances have rendered any omissions necessary is a source of sincere regret.

It may not be inappropriate to briefly sketch the history of the movement whose culmination has been . . .

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