Isaac Pinto

Isaac Pinto

:"Not to be confused with Isaac de Pinto," a Dutch Jewish writer.

Isaac Pinto (1720 - 1791) was an important American Jew in Colonial America.

Pinto prepared the first Jewish prayer-book published in America, which was also the first English translation of the "Siddur."

* Was one of the signers of the Non-Importation Act in 1770.

* Was friends with Ezra Stiles, President if Yale College.

* Was member of Congregation Shearith Israel, the first Jewish congregation in Amereica.


Goldman, Yosef. "Hebrew Printing in America, 1735-1926, A History and Annotated Bibliography" (YGBooks 2006)

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