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Unveil Tablet at First London Synagogue Site

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Sir Francis Montefiore presided at the ceremony of unveiling a wall tablet marking the site of the first London synagogue.

In this synagogue, the Jews worshiped openly after their re-admission to England by Cromwell in the seventeenth century. The synagogue was replaced in 1701 by the present Bevis Marks Synagogue.

Rabbi David Buenno de Mosquita offered a prayer in memory of the founders of the London Jewish community. He said the Jews of England will never fail to honor the memory of Oliver Crowell.

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