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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. 

 

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