Judah Benjamin: Pioneer Louisiana Jewish Lawyer, First Jewish U.S. Senator, & Secretary of State of the Confederacy

Judah Phillip Benjamin Values Codes H – E – L   Judah Benjamin was born in St. Crox, West Indies in 1811. His parents, Philip and Rebecca Benjamin, were Sephardic Jews whose ancestors had fled Spain during the 1492 Expulsion and settled in England. While shopkeepers in London,

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Judah Touro: Early Jewish Businessman & Phianthopist of Louisiana

Judah Touro Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Judah Touro was born in 1775, in Newport, Rhode Island, son of Rev. Isaac Touro, the hazzan (cantor) of the local synagogue. Isaac Touro died when Judah was only 8 years old. When his

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