George Washington's Letter to the Jewish Community

Panelists discuss George Washington’s letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island in which he spoke of religious… read more

Panelists discuss George Washington’s letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island in which he spoke of religious tolerance. The panelists also discuss the greater context of early Judeo-American history. Dr. Louise Mirrer spoke about “The Spanish Roots of Colonial American Jewry,” Professor Sarna about “George Washington’s correspondence with the Jews of Newport: Its background, meaning and larger significance,” and Rabbi Dr. Soloveichik on “Washington’s Letter and Religious Freedom in America: Yesteryear and Today.” close

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George Washington's Letter to the Jewish Community

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Program ID:
309003-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Mar 4, 2013

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  • Mar 02, 2013 | 10:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2013 | 6:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
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