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Welcome to the J-Vault, our new weekly series highlighting some of the fascinating older documents in our large (and growing) collection of Jewish policy publications.

This week from the J-Vault: Report Concerning Suffering Jews in San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (1907)

Jewish communities around the world paid special attention to Jews affected by the tragic earthquake a few weeks ago in New Zealand. (See this JTA News Bulletin.) Likewise, in 1906, Jews from all over the United States were specially concerned for their Jewish brethren in San Francisco. In this 1907 report from a committee sent to San Francisco by the National Conference of Jewish Charities, the authors estimate that over 10,000 Jews had been made homeless by the disaster. Read more...

We are launching this series to underscore the value of historical BJPA holdings as a tool for understanding our past, as well as informing our contemporary discourse. As always, let us know what you think.

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