The Mystery* of Simhat Torah 1663, at the First Synagogue in England in 350 Years

*What worship service did the great diarist Samuel Pepys actually witness?

September 20, 2018 | Philologos
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Painting of Samuel Pepys by John Hayls, 1666. Wikipedia.

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