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A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem

April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Speaker Deborah Weiner


Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 P.M.


Included with Museum Admission



Travel to the Holy Land with Mendes Cohen, early 19th century adventurer and proud citizen of the young American republic. Cohen’s account of his Middle Eastern journey, entertainingly recorded in his letters home, paints a fascinating portrait of the Jewish community of Palestine and offers a remarkable glimpse into one man’s evolving American Jewish identity.

Panel 14.Biblical Journey


Deborah R. Weiner is former Research Historian and Family History Coordinator at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. She is currently co-writing a book on the history of the Jews of Baltimore.


April 19, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm