Monday, April 13, 2015

Hallel at the First & Oldest Shul in America

The Touro Synagogue is the first and oldest Synagogue in America and attracts Jewish tourists from all over the world. Here is a beautiful short video of the Hallel sung on chol Hamoed Pesach 5775/2015 at Shachris

European Jews fleeing persecution under the Spanish Inquisition founded Touro Synagogue in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island. George Washington assured the congregation of religious freedom in 1790 before the First Amendment was passed.

History of the Touro Shul

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