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The Touro Synagogue here will be featured on a commemorative United States Postage stamp, to be issued on August 22. This will mark the first time a synagogue has been featured on a U.S. stamp. Dedicated in 1763 by Rabbi Issac de Touro, the temple is the oldest synagogue in North America. A showplace of colonial architecture, the Touro Synagogue was dedicated as a national shrine in 1946.

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