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Old Velho / First Jewish cemetery

Place  From 1657 

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

From London Gardens Online : "The Sephardi Velho (Old) Cemetery opened in 1657, the first Jewish cemetery to be established with Oliver Cromwell's approval. The land was formerly part of a garden and orchard. It was extended in 1670 and again in 1684 and eventually closed in 1737 after it was full, when a new cemetery opened nearby, the Sephardi Nuevo (New) Cemetery."

See the Gentle Author for an evocative description of a visit to the cemetery with lots of photos.

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Old Velho / First Jewish cemetery

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66081

Spanish and Portuguese Jews - 1

This building, erected in 1912, formerly housed the Beth Holim, or hospital, ...

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66091

Spanish and Portuguese Jews - 2

The Jewish calendar has a different start year (hence the "5425 - 1665") 3,76...

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