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To write a comprehensive history of the Jews of South Carolina is to-day a task of no small difficulty: not that there is any dearth of material at the disposal of the historian, but by reason of the very vastness of that material, of which scarcely anything has hitherto been utilized. Twenty years ago the task would have been a much easier one. There were then several people still living in Charleston who were born in the first decade of the nineteenth century and who could have filled in many an interesting gap that must now remain void.

Strange as it may seem, very little of historical value has been written on the subject. Four brief sketches of the Jewish Congregation at Charleston, by the late Nathaniel Levin, in the first volume of Leeser's Occident, reproduced in substance in the Year Book of the City of Charleston for 1883, useful as far as they go but exceedingly imperfect and erroneous: a few biographical notices in Markens's The Hebrews in America and in the recently published Jewish Encyclopæ:dia: a few items collected in the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, and a few miscellaneous articles in the Jewish newspapers of the last fifty years are all that we possess.

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  • Barnett An: Elzas (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (15 Jun. 2016)
  • English
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