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May 8, 2000
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Archaeologists discovered an ancient mikvah in northeastern Brazil. The mikvah was hidden under Kahal Zur Israel, what is believed to be the oldest synagogue in the Americas. The temple fell into disuse after Jews were expelled from the city of Recife in 1654.

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