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History of Canadian Jews Published; Shows Significance of Early Settlements

A history of the Jews of Canada, the first of its kind, appeared in book form today. The author is Benjamin Goodman Sack, co-editor of the Jewish Daily Eagle.

The volume goes back to the old French regime, showing the presence of the Jews in the colony despite the Old World legislation promulgated to keep them out of the colony. The author quotes a French historian to the effect that the Jewish Gradis family of Bordeau had done more to keep Canada French than the monarch at Versailles.

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