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Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello

By Michael Bragg in the Daily Progress

Published on May 8, 2017

Read this report of Shearith Israel's visit to Jefferson's Monticello where Rabbi Soloveichik conducted a memorial service at the gravesite of Rachel Phillips Levy in honor of her, the entire Levy family, and all the patriot Jews who fought for our religious liberty. 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883