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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.

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.

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Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

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