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By Betty N. Hoffman

through the progressive warfare, Sephardic Jews fled British-occupied ny to turn into the 1st Jewish households in Connecticut. This lengthy Jewish historical past is explored in a set of essays by means of historians and group contributors around the kingdom, from colonial instances and the position Jews performed within the Civil conflict to stories of summer time nights at Lebanon's Grand Lake inn and Danbury's Lake Waubeeka. sign up for editor Betty N. Hoffman and corporate as they recount stories of child Kaplan, the "Meriden Buzz Saw," who grew to become boxing's 1925 Featherweight Champion of the area; the Lender relations, who "bagelized America"; and the sleek own carrier of Marlow's division shop in Manchester to bare a desirable and intimate portrait of Jewish Connecticut.

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