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FLOATING ISLANDS...
From Curacao to Jerba we seek memories of Jewish life on far away islands, not forgetting the floating Jewish islands in the sea of other nations (גוים אחרים), though buffeted by stormy waves - still striving to pass on our precious heritge.


The Cradle of Judaism in the Continent of America: the 367-year old Jewish Settlement in Curaçao
Still in use today, Synangogue of Cong. Mikvé Israel – Emanuel of Curaçao ’Snoa’ is the oldest synagoue in the Americas and stands proudly in the middle of Punda, in Willemstad, Curaçao’s capital city. Its remarkable architecture, solid mahogany interior, 18th century cooper chandeliers and sand covered floor have made it one of the most cherised monuments and the number one tourist attraction in Curaçao.

Author: Répás Annamária, MA


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