Esnoga
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The Sephardic-Portuguese synagogue (Esnoga), consecrated in 1675, is the most visible sign of the Jewish presence in Amsterdam. Its architecture and decorations not only give expression to the claim of the erstwhile conversos that they belonged to Dutch society, but also reflect the tradition and structure of the Portuguese commu…

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Kaplan, Yosef, “Esnoga”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0208>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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