The Mikveh Israel Synagogue, modern drawing.
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Drawing of original synagogue.

Credit: Courtesy of the Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia.

While William Penn's New World colony offered religious tolerance to Jews, it did not offer full political rights. Without a professed belief in Jesus Christ, one could not vote or hold political office. In 1782 the members of Mikveh Israel dedicated their first permanent synagogue on the north side of Cherry Street above Third.

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