This Day in Jewish History 1775: Scion of Famous U.S. Jewish Family, Who Gave Money to Charity and His Heart to His Cousin, Is Born

Judah Touro dedicated much of his life to making heaps of cash – and spent the rest of it giving it away, though not all the beneficiaries were grateful.

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June 16, 1775, is the birthdate of Judah Touro, scion of a prominent Newport family who became a fabulously wealthy trader in New Orleans, and one of the greatest American philanthropists of his day.