This Day in Jewish History / A Refuge for Persecuted Jews Is Founded - Almost

The colony of Ararat never materialized, but the story behind it remains one of the more curious blips in American-Jewish history.

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On September 15, 1825, a ceremony was held in Buffalo, New York, marking the founding of Ararat, a colony meant to serve as a refuge for persecuted Jews from around the world, and that was to be situated north...