This Day in Jewish History 1663: Maryland's First Jew Goes to Town

The life and opinions of Jacob Lumbrozo, gentleman (of sorts) - who spent most of his time in colonial court.

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On September 10, 1663, Jacob Lumbrozo became the first Jew to receive “letters of denization” in Maryland, a status akin to, but slightly less than, citizenship in this British colony. As the first-documented...