This Day in Jewish History 1870: The Mysterious Murder of One of New York’s Wealthiest Jews

Benjamin Nathan, a scion of New York’s eminent Sephardic clan, was bludgeoned to death in his Manhattan townhouse. More than a century on, the murder remains unsolved.

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On the night between July 28 and 29, 1870, the New York investor and prominent Jewish citizen Benjamin Nathan was murdered brutally...