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Profaning History at Touro Synagogue

Louis Solomon in the Jewish Week

Published on Jul 7, 2016

Read the opinion piece submitted to the Jewish Week by our Parnas, Louis Solomon regarding the Touro Synagogue Rimonim Case. 

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

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

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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. 

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