December 6, 2015

Jews And Plantation Slavery In The Caribbean

Carolyn Cooper, Contributor | Two Sundays ago, when I visited the Shaare Shalom synagogue for the Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) concert, 'Music Is Sacred', I got a grand tour of the Museum of Jamaican Jewish history that is located next door. My distinguished guide was Mr Ainsley Henriques, leader of the Jewish community in Jamaica.

The exhibits tell a captivating story of triumphant survival in exile. The display of sacred objects and cultural artefacts was supplemented by Ainsley's informative commentary. He's a historian and genealogist with a passion for heritage preservation. In fact, he's the current chairman of the board of trustees of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Read more.

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Related,
- Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (video) - Lecture by Cary Silverstein
Burning Spear - Christopher Columbus (video) - Music

- Marranos, Conversos & New Christians - Jewish Virtual Library
Jamaica Virtual Jewish History Tour - Jewish Virtual Library

The Portuguese - Spanish - Dutch Jews of Jamaica - GENi
The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans (video) - Lecture by Master Amaru Ka'Re

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