Naomi Sandweiss is the author of Jewish Albuquerque, and editor of Legacy, the publication of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
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Jews on the Prairie

The rise and fall of Beersheba, a Jewish agricultural colony that brought immigrants to Kansas in the 1880s

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Beating the Flu

A century ago, Rabbi Moise Bergman helped the people of Albuquerque survive a deadly epidemic

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Before WWII Began, a Generation of Jewish Men Joined FDR’s ‘Tree Army’

On Tu B’Shevat, recalling how planting trees in the Civilian Conservation Corps helped immigrants’ children become Americans

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A Mobster in the Family

My husband’s great-uncle was generous and entertaining—and a member of Detroit’s Jewish crime syndicate

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The Great War’s Jewish Soldiers

On Veterans Day, I remember my grandfather, who fought in World War I as a Jew and an American

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Land of Enchantment

As New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood, one woman looks back on her great-aunt and -uncle, who helped spur a century of Jewish life there

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