God Delivered the Pilgrims—and My People https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/uncategorized/2013/11/god-delivered-the-pilgrims-and-my-people/

November 26, 2013 | Meir Soloveichik
About the author: Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel and the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. His website, containing all of his media appearances, podcasts, and writing, can be found at meirsoloveichik.com.

On Thanksgiving 1789, Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas called upon Jews to thank God for the gift of life in a country “where no exception is taken from following the principles of our religion.”

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