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  • George Washington’s Jewish correspondence

    June 26, 2012 | 10:45 am

    In a letter that will go on display before Independence Day, George Washington conveys his commitment to one of America’s founding principles while corresponding with the Jewish community.

    At the center of “To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom”—an...

  • Washington letter to go back on display

    May 10, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    A 1790 letter by George Washington decrying bigotry to a synagogue in Rhode Island will go back on public display for the first time in a decade.

    In the letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Washington said that America would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no...

  • A light unto the Nation (inside the historic Touro Synagogue)

    June 5, 2008 | 2:29 pm

    The Maccabees' legendary oil may have burned for eight days and nights, but at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., the low-wattage bulb in the ner tamid has lasted more than a century, ever since the building was first electrified in the 1880s.

    Built nearly 250 years ago, Touro --...

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