Isaac Pinto

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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.

  • Served as one of the first official translators hired by the United States government in 1781 under authorization of the Continental Congress working in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the predecessor to the modern Department of State.[1]


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

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