“Thomas Jefferson’s home lay in ruin until Uriah Phillips Levy stepped in to help”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Jews Who Saved Monticello
By Meir Soloveichik
April 27, 2017

Thomas Jefferson is buried at Monticello, his estate in Charlottesville, Va. The exact spot is marked by an obelisk bearing the date of his death: July 4, 1826—50 years to the day after the Second Continental Congress declared independence. Also close to the home lies a grave belonging to Rachel Phillips Levy. According to the inscription, she died on the 7 of Iyar, 5591, following a calendar used by traditional Jews. How did a Jewish grave end up in Monticello? READ MORE

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