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Hazak u'Barukh: to our honorary trustee, Col. Jonathan De Sola Mendes

Published on Aug 23, 2018

Hazak u'Barukh to our honorary trustee, Col. Jonathan De Sola Mendes, who, at the Touro Synagogue's annual ceremony, read the letter from Moses Seixas that prompted President Washington's famous letter to the Jews of Newport about religious freedom.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

1730
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883