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Rabbi Soloveichik to Serve on New US Human Rights Commission

White House Press Briefing

Published on Jul 8, 2019

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik was appointed to serve on the US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights.

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829
Emma Lazaraus

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

1883