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The House of Life
[Community - Only Ed.]
Spanish & Portuguese Jews Congregation
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Only edition.  pp., 240:158 mm., light age staining, on ivory card stock. A very good copy as issued.
An invitation to a speech by R. David Bueno de Mosquita and a tour of the Ancient Burial Ground of the Sephardic Jews( Old Velho Sephardi Cemetery). It is the oldest known Jewish cemetery in the UK. It was opened in 1657 and closed in 1742. It was the first Jewish cemetery to be opened following the readmission of Jews to this country under Oliver Cromwell. A particular feature of Sephardi (Spanish and Portuguese) cemeteries are the laid flat tombstones. This symbolizes that all are equal in death - rich or poor, high or low. Abraham Fernandez Carvajal, the founder of the modern Anglo-Jewish community, is buried here as are Haman David Nieto, one of the greatest Sephardic spiritual leaders, and physician Dr. Fernando Mendes.
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