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This Week in History: A fact for September

New Amsterdam 1671

"23 souls, big as well as little," arrive in North America

September 4, 1654

Early in September 1654, a group of Jews, described in the public records as "23 souls, big as well as little," arrived on the docks of the new world Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for September." (Viewed on September 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/sep/random>.

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