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Renovated Museum Wing Delves Into Untold Chapters of American History

By Roger Catlin for the Simthsonian.com

Published on Jul 13, 2017

Religion in Early America Exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History features Shearith Israel's revoluationary era Torah scroll desecrated during the war. 

 

Benjamin N. Cardozo

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Emma Lazaraus

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