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Trump Proclaims May 2018 Jewish American Heritage Month after Diplomat Ostracized by State Dept.

Mordecai Manuel Noah, oil on canvas by John Wesley Jarvis, 1820 / Photo credit: Courtesy Congregation Shearith Israel


Noah harbored no delusions about the status of American Jews, and his speech at the dedication of Shearith Israel’s new building in Manhattan, in 1818, was about the ancient longing of the Jewish people for Zion.

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