This Day in Jewish History 1596: First Sephardi Congregation Established in Amsterdam

A group of Jews who had been expelled from their native Portugal held a Yom Kippur service at the home of the Jewish Moroccan ambassador to the Netherlands.

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On October 2, 1596, according to tradition, the first congregation of Sephardi Jews in Amsterdam had its first service. It was on that day, Yom Kippur of Hebrew year 5357, that – at least according to legend -...