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Amsterdam's churches - the Portuguese Synagogue

The Portuguese Synagogue is found across the street from the Ashkenazi synagogue at Jonas Daniel Meijerplein in the former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam. In the 17th century, when it was built by Sephardic Jews, it was the largest synagogue in the world. 135 more words


Spain moves to correct 500-year-old 'error'

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

(CNN) — Being gay in Chile, Andres Rosenberg Benadretti once thought he could never get married. But his family’s past may help him tie the knot some day. 1,132 more words


TINDERBOX an absorbing family drama that benefits from author's psychological insights



By Lisa Gornick

Sarah Crichton Books, Sept. 10, 2013

$26.00, 299 pages

Some books, like people, make a poor first impression. The cover art of… 735 more words

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