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Ezekiel Hart Sworn in to Canadian Legislature Using Torah, 1808

On This Day in Jewish History: January 29th, 1808

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#onthisday, 1808, Ezekiel Hart becomes one of the first Jews to be sworn in to the Canadian Legislature. As part of the process, Hart demanded to be sworn in on the Torah while wearing a kippah - going against the custom and causing "controversy"

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Sources & Further Readings:

http://imjm.ca/location/1176

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekiel_Hart

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