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Joden in de Cariben

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Translated title Jews in the Carribean
Editor & Curator

Julie-Marthe Cohen.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015. 240 pp., illustrations: 145 col., 21 b&w, 28.8 × 22.5 cm. Dutch.

ISBN

9789057303869

Location

Joods Historisch Museum (29 January–14 June 2015)

Description

Jewish history in Surinam and Curaçao over a period of some four hundred years. Introduction by Julie-Marthe Cohen. 10 richly-illustrated historical essays relating to the Caribbean’s Sephardic and Portuguese Jewish populations, Jews in New Amsterdam, Jewish involvement in slavery, etc. Discussion of synagogues and cemeteries in Surinam as “autonomous architecture and landscapes”, pp. 137–146. Brief section on “Personal piety: donations”, pp. 146–148, featuring a few Torah ornaments. Images of synagogue exteriors and interiors throughout. Interviews with Surinamese and Curaçaoan Jews presented between chapters. The exhibition also included portrait films from the project “Suri-Jewish”, in which Dutch people of Surinamese descent describe how Jewish culture influences their identity today. No itemized listing.

main keywords

CARIBBEANCEMETERIESCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCURAÇAOHISTORICAL DOCUMENTSPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITSPORTUGUESE JEWSSEPHARDIC JEWSSURINAMSYNAGOGUESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

BesamimCandlesticks/CandelabraCemeteries, SurinamCoinsFlags, societies/institutionsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Netherlands, 17th–19th CKeter TorahKetubbotKiddush cupsMarranosPaintingsPortraits, rabbisPostcardsPrayerbooks/MahzorsPrinted booksPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPrints, Jewish figuresPrints, Jewish homes/residencesPrints, Jewish sitesRimmonimSynagogue trowelsSynagogues, CarribeanSynagogues, CuraçaoSynagogues, SurinamTombstones, CarribeanTorah mantlesTorah (scroll)

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