Emerson Swift Mahon:  A Canadian Jew

By: Eiran Harris – Canadian Jewish News

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Emerson Swift Mahon

In 1912, a young black man left Grenada in a quest for learning. His voyage led him to Canada and conversion to Judaism
“May you be written in the book of life in the New Year,” says the greeting in Yiddish on the back of a photograph of a black man in a broad-brimmed hat.
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