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Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, Recife

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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For a taste of Jewish history and culture visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the first synagogue in the Americas, built in the mid-17th century. It was the opening of this synagogue that made the Jewish community’s migration to New York possible. The charming architecture of the building itself serves as a nice contradiction to the surrounding buildings. View the collection of photos and personal documents of the Jews who lived in Recife. Then, be sure to place your prayer in the replica of the wailing wall. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue by using our Recife holiday planner.
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  • Located in the neighborhood of old Recife, the Kahal Zur Israel was the religious temple of the Sephardic Jews of Portuguese origin, who emigrated to the Dutch colony in Recife until then, attracted by the freedom of religious worship.
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  • Today turned the first synagogue in the Americas Museum is found in the old quarter of Recife. Well told her story, it is a place to visit whether Jew or not.
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  • Very good and different from other museums because there shows the culture of another people is the story of Israel. Ideal for those who enjoy history.
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  • Deixe seu papelzinho na parede interna! ♥
  • É muito bom bom
  • Aqui é incrível.
  • Esta é a casa de todos os judeus e descendentes dos forçados. Estive varias vezes nela e sempre que ouço a sua historia vejo pouco da historia de gente próxima, pois são historias que me são familiares.
  • Valeu cada minuto dentro desta antiga sinagoga judaica que está repleta de histórias deste povo que muito contribuiu para o crescimento e desenvolvimento do estado de Recife.
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