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Lost diary of tortured Mexican ‘converso’ features in early-American Jewish exhibit

by Penny Schwartz in the Times of Israel

Published on Dec 19, 2016

Read this new article which reviews the New-York Historical Society's new exhibit which features our congregation’s history prominently and highlights the amazing resurfacing of the memoir by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, a Spanish converso who fled to Mexico, that was purchased by our member, Leonard Milberg and loaned to the museum along with many other objects from his important American Jewish collection.

Second Mill Street Synagogue
1818
Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

1829