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Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

1776
Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jew to be promoted to Commodore in the United States Navy.

1850