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The Jews of the American Revolution

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik in the Wall Street Journal

Published on May 27, 2016

Last Sunday we held our Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service at Chatham Square Cemetery Honoring Veterans of the Revolution and Members of the Armed forces.  As those who attend know, it is a very special and meaningful ceremony.  Read this op-ed written by our our very own Rabbi Soloveichik as he reflects on the event.

 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

1682
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883