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Boston Jews Petition for First Cemetery





On this day in 1844, members of Boston's first Jewish congregation petitioned city officials to set aside a corner of an East Boston cemetery for their use. When the city refused, the 40 congregants of Ohabei Shalom contributed five dollars each to purchase their own burial ground. Eight years later, they dedicated Boston's first synagogue. Located...
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