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April 17, 1992 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-04-17

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Mikve Israel Synagogue

Curacao Is Dutch
With A Jewish History

RUTH ROVNER

Special to The Jewish News

C

uracao, the Dutch-
owned Caribbean is-
land that's just 40
miles north of Venezuela, has
more to offer tourists than its
year-round sunshine.
The
waterfront
of
Willemstad, its capital city,
looks like a Caribbean ver-
sion of Amsterdam, with
pastel canal houses, tiled
roofs and steep gables.
Beyond it is the Punda,
heart of the city, a delightful
maze of narrow streets with
Dutch names — and bargain
merchandise of all sorts.
Then there's the floating
market on Madurostraat near
the water. On schooners ar-
riving from Venezuela, sea-
men display their produce:
fresh mangoes, papayas,
coconuts and fresh fish.
Nearby is a well-known
landmark, the Queen Emma
floating bridge, a foot bridge
that connects the two sides of
the city bisected by a canal.
Over 30 times a day, the
bridge swings open to let
ships pass in and out of the
harbor.
For the Jewish traveler to
Curacao, the real sightseeing
highlight is a stately building
at Columbustraat. Mikve
Israel is the oldest synagogue
in continuing • use in the
Western Hemisphere.
So important is this land-
mark, which is also a func-
tioning synagogue, that it's
marked on maps and includ-
ed on general tours of the
island.
On the day I visited, our
tour group first saw the
synagogue as we entered a
black and white tiled court-
yard. In front of us was a
pastel yellow building with
gabled roof.
Inside, the sanctuary is im-

maculately restored, yet it
looks very much as it did
when the Jews of Curacao
consecrated their house of
worship in 1732.
A layer of soft, thick sand
covers the floor like a carpet.
We're told it symbolizes the
sand of the desert during the
Exodus and also is a reminder
of the times when footsteps
had to be muffled as Spanish
Jews fleeing the Inquisition
prayed in secret.

Mikve Israel is the
oldest synagogue
in continuing use
in the Western
Hemisphere.

Four massive brass
chandeliers are suspended
from the high ceiling. Each
one holds 24 candlesticks;
and on Yom Kippur or during
weddings, these chandeliers
blaze with candles. In the
center of the sanctuary is a
hand-carved mahogany
bimah, adorned with four an-
tique brass candlesticks.
In the gift shop next to the
synagogue, along with tiles
which depict the synagogue,
is a guidebook with a detail-
ed history of Mikve Israel and
a cookbook titled Recipes
from the Jewish Kitchens of
Curacao.
Next to the synagogue is
the small Jewish Cultural
Museum, with a collection of
ritual objects from Curacao's
Jewish community. Out in
the courtyard is an ancient
mikvah, which was unearth-
ed during extensive renova-
tion. Here we also see replicas
of tombs from Beth Haim
cemetery. It was founded in
1659.

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