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Touro Synagogue joyously celebrates Jerusalem Day

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NEWPORT – On May 21, Touro Synagogue, in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to New England, hosted a Jerusalem Day celebration to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the reunification of the holy city following Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. About 100 people filled the synagogue for “Celebrate Jerusalem.” Many Israelis were in attendance, including a former Israel Defense Forces soldier who fought in the Six-Day War.
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