Jewish Treasures Of The Caribbean: The Legacy Of Judaism In The New World by Wyatt GalleryJewish Treasures Of The Caribbean: The Legacy Of Judaism In The New World by Wyatt Gallery

Jewish Treasures Of The Caribbean: The Legacy Of Judaism In The New World

PhotographerWyatt GalleryContribution byStanley Mirvis

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

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This photographic essay highlights the little-known history of the first Jewish communities established in the New World dating to the 1600s. Award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery documents the oldest synagogues and cemeteries on Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname through his singular style of photos with histories written by Stanley Mirvis. The enclaves, formed by Sephardic Jews who fled the Catholic Inquisition, became so influential that they helped fuel the success of the American Revolution and partially finance the first synagogues in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. Once home to thousands, today these historic communities are rapidly dwindling and could soon disappear. Only five historic synagogues remain in use, and many of the cemeteries have been damaged or lost to natural disasters, vandalism, and pollution. These photographs bear witness to the legacy of New World Judaism and provide a record for future generations.
Wyatt Gallery is an award-winning American photographer and Fulbright Fellow whose work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums and corporate collections, and has been featured in Esquire, the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, American Photo, and more.Stanley Mirvis is assistant professor of history in the School of Histo...
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Title:Jewish Treasures Of The Caribbean: The Legacy Of Judaism In The New WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Schiffer Publishing, LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0764350951

ISBN - 13:9780764350955

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Through these photographs of sacred sites, we witness the legacy of Judaism and a rarely explored facet of Caribbean history.-Monica Haim, Director of Awake ZionTo peruse these pages is to be drawn back into the Caribbean Jewish world of yesteryear, in all of its now-faded glory.