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Model Charity Box #RM-TZ03

Model Charity Box #RM-TZ03

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Synagogue Model Charity Box - Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue - Willemstad, Curaçao - 1674.

The Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in Willemstad, Curaçao, is the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas. It is commonly known as the Snoa (old Portuguese word for synagogue) and is a major tourist attraction in Curaçao.

The community (congregation Mikvé Israel) dates from the 1650s, and consisted of Spanish and Portuguese Jews from the Netherlands and Brazil.

The first synagogue building was purchased in 1674; the current building dates from 1730. Attached to the synagogue is the Jewish Historical Cultural Museum, whose collection includes replicas of artistic tombstones from the Beit Chaim Bleinheim in Curaçao, the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in the Western Hemisphere.

Size: 5 x 5 x 6"
Item SKU: #RM-TZ03

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