Honoring religious liberty’s roots at Monticello
The Daily Progress Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Members of a historic Jewish congregation visited Monticello on Sunday for a speech on religious freedom, followed by a service to honor the Jewish family that helped preserve Thomas Jefferson’s estate.
Meir Soloveichik, rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, and Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and vice chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, participated in the conversation on religious freedom in the theater at Monticello’s visitor center.
The two discussed Jefferson and other Founding Fathers’ views on religion and religious freedom, and their significance today.
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