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Novels to Recommend? Here's One: The Promised Land
Interview by David Belden in the Tikkun Daily Blog, September 17, 2009

I asked Ruhama about the first celebrations of the holidays in the Bay Area. She replied:

There is no doubt that Yom Kippur fell on September 26, 1849, and historical sources agree that this marked the first Jewish religious services held in San Francisco.

From here, however, accounts diverge. There were 30, 40, or perhaps 60 men present, and the services were held on the second floor of a building on Montgomery Stree, or in a tent... READ MORE.