21 June 2009

Jerusalem, Georgia

Thre are three Jerusalems in Georgia in Camden, Newton, and Pickens counties. Georgia is 6,380 miles from Jerusalem, Israel.

One of the oldest synagogues in USA is in Georgia. The Mikve Israel congregation was founded in 1733 and its present building was consecrated in 1878.
"May the same wonder-working Deity, who long since delivered the Hebrews from their Egyptian oppressors, planted them in a promised land, whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation, still continue to water them with the dews of heaven and make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people whose God is Jehovah."
From George Washington's 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Savannah, Georgia, on being elected the first president of USA.

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