Tour Newport’s Loeb Visitors Center and Touro Synagogue 10/29/14

Newport field tripJoin Professor Arnie Dashefsky and his Honors SOCI2509W (The Sociology of Anti-Semitism) as they visit Newport, RI to tour the Loeb Visitor Center and Touro Synagogue. The Loeb Visitors Center exhibitions are a celebration of America’s first amendment rights and help us learn how religious freedom and the clear separation of church and state came to be part of American law and culture. The Touro Synagogue is an American treasure, the oldest active synagogue in the US.  It is considered an icon of American religious freedom, because of a letter written by George Washing- ton to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport in 1790, which affirmed the principle of religious liberty based on the separation of church and state.

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