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Take a (Solo) Stroll

by Will Heinrich, for the New York Times

Published on Mar 26, 2020

Our historic Chatham Square Cemetery in Lower Manhattan is one of these top recommendations for New Yorkers to pass by and appreciate when taking a safe, socially-distant walk. 

Queen Esther - A Hero For Our Times

by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, for the New York Times

Published on Mar 10, 2020

In the New York Times, Rabbi Soloveichik derives modern lessons from the ancient Purim story.

What the Bible Taught Lincoln About America

by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, for the Wall Street Journal

Published on Feb 16, 2020

In wartime, a president who once seemed indifferent to religion evolved into a theologian of liberty.

A newsmaking Friday in New York: President...

by Tad Welch of Deseret News

Published on Nov 15, 2019

Rabbi Soloveichik gave a tour of Shearith Israel to M. Russell Ballard, the president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Latter-day Saints, and they discussed a wide range of topics, from the history of Shearith Israel to the importance of American religious freedom.

A Kosher Fourth of July

by William McGurn of the Wall Street Journal

Published on Jul 3, 2019

The Wall Street Journal profiled "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States: A Sourcebook" -- a newly- published collaborative work between Rabbi Soloveichik, Matthew Holbreich, Jonathan Silver, and Stuart Halpern, on the Hebrew Bible's influence on American history and philosophy.

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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. 

1682
Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

1834