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Philadelphia's Congregation Mitveh Israel: The Spanish-Portuguese tradition of America's early Jews


In historic Philadelphia, just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, stands a modest red brick building.  Unlike the better-known historic sites, Congregation Mikveh Israel, a Sephardic Congregation at 44 North 4th Street, tells the history of a miniscule group of refugees who arrived in America not long after the Pilgrims.

After Portugal re-conquered Brazil from the Dutch in 1654, twenty-three men, women and children fled Recife, Brazil for New York…


Added by Pamela R Winnick on August 3, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

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