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The Rise of Abraham Cahan

The Rise of Abraham Cahan

by Seth Lipsky,
The Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2013

Urged by an acquaintance to emigrate from Russia to Palestine, 22-year-old Abraham Cahan opted instead to settle in the United States. In that far-off country, Cahan envisioned a life of equality, "without 'mine' or 'thine,'" a socialist utopia "that could become a reality now." Cahan's spirit soared, all other plans abandoned, and in 1882 he left his family and made his way to the "Golden Land."


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