Leon Hunter


Never before has there been an instance of the formation of a great nation like our own, in which so many different races and nationalities have taken part. The sturdy English, the thrifty Scotch, the buoyant Irish, the Spaniards, Germans, French, Italians, Dutch, Scandinavians and others are all represented in our country’s fabric, irrespective of their religious tenets or affiliations. And so it is not surprising to find that Jews were also among these pioneers. Though but few in number, they appear in every one of the original thirteen colonies throughout the colonial and revolutionary periods, and also later on in the gradual expansion of the republic.