Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Touro Synagogue in Newport, R. I.

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Touro Synagogue or Congregation Jeshuat Israel (built in 1763): Interior of the oldest Jewish synagogue in the United States, in Newport, R. I. As was the case with all early synagogues in the U.S., the Touro Synagogue was built by Sephardi Jews and followed the Sephardic liturgy. For more of its history, go [here], [here] and [here].
Courtesy: Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, 1895–1905

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