Aired: December 19, 1997

Searching for the Promise Land: History of Jews in Virginia

Jews were among the earliest settlers in Virginia, and they have played a pivotal role in Virginia history. Oddly, their history is seldom told. In this Hanukkah special, Myron Berman, author of Richmond’s Jewry; U.Va historian Phyllis Leffler, co-author of To Seek the Peace of the City: Jewish Life in Charlottesville; and Virginia Commonwealth University historian Mel Urofsky discuss the often overlooked story of Jewish life in Virginia and how it changed over the centuries.

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