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Western States Jewish History Journal, Volume 51

Volume 51                                                         Issue Numbers 1 thru 4 Western States Jewish History Issue #1, now in progress, to be completed

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Western States Jewish History Journal, Volume 51, #1

Volume 51                                                         Number #1 Western States Jewish History General John Monash Jewish Hero of Australia   Western States Jewish

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The Tombstones of Sir John and Lady Monash of Melbourne, Australia

by Donald H. Harrison MELBOURNE, Australia – On his tombstone, the inscription says simply: “To the memory of John Monash. Born June 27th1865.  Died October 8th 1931. Mourned in love and pride.” This sparse inscription was his family’s answer to the charge that all Monash was interested in

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Daniel Block, Helped to Merge the First Three Synagogues into B’nai El Congregation of St. Louis

Daniel Block Values Codes: I-H-E-L   Daniel Block was born in Osek, Rokycany, Czech Republic, in 1802, according to current family information. However, U.S. Census Records, of 1850,St. Louis, Missouri list he and his family as being born in Bohemia, Germany.   St. Louis, Missouri Daniel Block

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Mount Zion Temple of St. Paul, Minnesota’s First Synagogue, 1856-

Mount Zion Temple, Minnesota’s First Synagogue Mount Zion Hebrew Association was founded in St. Paul in 1856 by eight German-Jewish families who came up the Mississippi from St. Louis. The total population of St. Paul at that time was 1,200.   Joseph Ullman and Isidor Rose were in

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Shaarai Tov / Temple Israel of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1878 –

Temple Israel, Formerly Congregation Shaarai Tov, 1878 –   In 1877, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society was established in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shaarai Tov was founded in 1878 as an Orthodox congregation. Twenty three founders rented space at Nicollet and Washington Avenues.   Rabbi Henry Friedman was

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