A Genesis of Religious Freedom: The Story of the Jews of Newport, RI and Touro Synagogue
In A Genesis of Religious Freedom: The Story of the Jews of Newport, RI and Touro Synagogue, Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky recounts the unique history of Jewish settlers in Rhode Island - the first colony to grant its citizens freedom to worship in the manner of their choosing. Full-color illustrations illuminate participation in political, social, economic and civil life. The book provides readers of all religions with insights into an often overlooked, important and inspiring aspect of American history.
Published by Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky, 2013. 146 pages, softcover