Only In America

Three hundred and fifty years ago, in September 1654, twenty-three impoverished Jews arrived by ship in New Amsterdam after having been expelled from Recife, Brazil. Adding insult to injury, Governor Peter Stuyvesant tried to expel them when they arrived. ONLY IN AMERICA is a series of radio programs that will show the progress of American Jews from this trickle of poor immigrants to today's thriving community of six million.

From Asser Levy, who fought for Jewish civil rights in colonial times, to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who climbed from working class roots in Brooklyn to a seat on the Supreme court , ONLY IN AMERICA will be full of stories and personalities of Jewish women and men, from the present and the past, who have achieved success in America.


  • MP3 WINDOWS No Dogs or Jews Allowed - The Story of Antisemitism in America (description)
  • MP3 WINDOWS Never Again - A Holocaust Memorial with Elie Wiesel & Abraham Foxman. (description)
  • MP3 WINDOWS An interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (description)
  • MP3 WINDOWS A Conversation with Michael Steinhardt. (description)

  • MP3 WINDOWS A Conversation with Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. (description)


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  • Click on to hear Larry Josephson's conversations with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about Shabbat, Passover, Hanukkah, High Holy Days, Purim, Sukkot and Tish B'Av.

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