Rev. Gershom Mendez Seixas "The Patriot Jewish Minister of the American Revolution"

By N.T. Phillips

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1905

The author profiles Rev. Gershom Mendes Seixas, who served as Hazan of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel during the American Revolutionary War. He describes Rev. Seixas' decision to close the synagogue rather than remain open under British control, fleeing to Connecticut and Pennsylvania when the British stood to seize Manhattan, and his triumphant return to New York in 1784. Rev. Seixas was an original trustee of Columbia, and participated in the inauguration of President Washington, the author notes.

Topic: History, Biography, Community Development, Leadership, Clergy, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 6

Page Number(s): 40-51

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Phillips, N.T.. Rev. Gershom Mendez Seixas "The Patriot Jewish Minister of the American Revolution". American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1905: 40-51. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5473


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