Arquivo Judaico de Pernambuco

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Arquivo Judaico de Pernambuco

Arquivo Judaico de Pernambuco
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Peter Taradash
Campione d'Italia, Italy70 contributions
A fine little history museum- not a synagog any more.
Dec 2019
Definitely worth a visit. Shows how Spanish Jews, exiled in 1492, fled to Portugal. When the Inquisition came to Portugal thousands made the long journey to Brazil ...There in the port town they built this historic Synagogue.
Then the inquisition came to Brazil. Many of those Jews who did not convert or were still persecuted as "New Christians" went to New Amsterdam (later N ew Yor City) where the Dutch gave all comers (including Quakers, Hugenaugt, Protestants, etc. safe haven & protection against religious persecution. The synagogue fell into disrepair and Jew Street where it was located became a slum. Onl,y recently, the banker Safra financed the restoration and Jew Street, Now Good Jesus (Rua Bom Jesus) Street has become a lively tourist destination, walking distance from the cruise boat docks.
Written December 24, 2019
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L M
Novo Hamburgo, RS326 contributions
The first Judish Church in LA
Apr 2018 • Business
This "Sinagoga" (a Judish Church) was the first stablished in Latin America. It was renovated and it is a very historical place. Take the time to visit it, but must to set an appointment in advance.
Written April 13, 2018
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Kaue MC
Baltimore, MD175 contributions
A very well preserved piece of Brazilian and Jewish history!
Jan 2016 • Family
Very nice museum, with a very well maintained archive on the life of the first Jewish settlers in Recife. It would be five stars if not for the fact that the guide was comically unqualified for her job (I believe she was still a student intern, so its not her fault she wasn't under supervision of was better trained).
Written January 25, 2016
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georginamg
Rotterdam, The Netherlands82 contributions
Your visit should start here!
Nov 2011 • Business
If you're curious about what makes Recife a multicultural city, not just a nice beach (infested with sharks) this is where you should start. Excellent account of history of the city in 2 languages (why not 3, I wonder, since so many tourists speak Spanish). It opened up my mind on all the rest that makes this a different place in Brazil, combining cultures, religions and even various economic production systems.
Written December 11, 2011
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