This Day in Jewish History, 1720 U.S. Businessman Falsely Accused of Treason Is Born

Jewish businessman David Franks in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia was a patriot - but all his relatives were loyalists.

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September 23, 1720, is the birthday of David Franks, a well-off Jewish businessman in pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia, who found himself accused during the War of Independence of treason against the newly...