Happy Fourth of July
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Happy Fourth of July

(Courtesy of the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary)
(Courtesy of the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary)

As we celebrate the Fourth of July in the country where so much of the Jewish community has found first refuge and then home, where so many of us have flourished, we look back to our origins.

The cover image and the one above are patriotic cards in the archives of the library at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

They’re both called called Finding Refuge in America, attributed to Joseph Keller, and published in New York by the Hebrew Publishing Company in 1909.

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