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.
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,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 26, 2020, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/925.