Author: Lauren Kramer

  • The Nidhe Israel Synagogue Mikveh: A Barbados Treasure from 1654

    The Nidhe Israel Synagogue Mikveh: A Barbados Treasure from 1654

    Background: The history of the Jews in Barbados has existed almost continually since 1654, when Sephardic Jews arrived on the island as refugees from what was formerly Dutch Brazil after it was captured by the Portuguese colonisers who were consolidating their hold over Brazil. The Jewish refugees brought with them expertise in the production and…