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Exhibition of Ancient Jewish Objects Opened in Rome Synagogue

March 31, 1964
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An exhibition of objects highlighting the 2, 000-year history of Rome’s Jewish community has been opened for Passover in the Rome Synagogue.

Exhibits include tombstones from the Jewish catacombs, stones from the ancient Ostia synagogue, and texts referring to the Jewish community. Among its works of art are decorative curtains made in the 16th century in Rome and Venice to adorn Holy Arks, Torah covers, and silver candelabra. One of the exhibition’s key items is a 13th century Portuguese Bible.

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