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Jewish Immigrants Arrive in the Land of Liberty

This magazine cover, published by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, shows Lady Liberty holding a key in one hand and opening a gate to waiting Jewish immigrants with the other. The biblical verses flanking the gate read, on the right, "Open the gates of righteousness for me" (Psalms 118:19) and on the left, "Open the gates and let a righteous nation enter" (Isaiah 26:2). Immigrants created ethnic societies and fraternal organizations such as this one to provide vital services, assistance in emergencies, and a familiar cultural setting.

Source | The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The Jewish Immigrant, vol. 2, no. 1 (January 1909); from Library of Congress, "A Century of Immigration, 1820-1924," Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/haventohome/haven-century.html.
Creator | The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Item Type | Newspaper/Magazine
Cite This document | The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, “Jewish Immigrants Arrive in the Land of Liberty,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed January 19, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/925.

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