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Eli Faber

Eli Faber is professor of history at John Jay College in New York. He received his Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University and is the author of A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654–1820 and Jews, Slaves and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight. He is the editor of American Jewish History, the quarterly scholarly journal of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Colonial Period in the United States

More so than some of their counterparts in England’s Caribbean colonies, Jewish women in colonial North America occupied traditional positions and played traditional roles within the Jewish community as well as in the larger society. They could not serve in positions of leadership in either the Jewish or the general community, and they are not known to have had their own social organizations. Their primary occupation was that of homemaker, although, in an extension, several kept lodgings in which poorer Jewish individuals lived at the Jewish community’s expense.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Eli Faber." (Viewed on December 14, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/faber-eli>.


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