Thursday, August 12, 2004

350 Years of Jewish Americans

The year 5764 (aka 2004 CE) marks the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish settlers in America, a small group of Jews from Recife, Brazil who were fleeing persecution and landed in New Amsterdam (now known as New York). Today there are more Jews in the United States than any country outside of Israel.

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The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.