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April 15th | Posted In Trivia

Trivia Tuesday!

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Pictured: Elijah

Pictured: Elijah

Isn’t quizzo the greatest?  Whether you are a New Deck purist who spells it with just one ‘z’, or prefer to win “adult” toys at a round of Kinky Quizzo, you can’t help but to love the thrill of being the only person at your table who can find the Afikoman‡.

To celebrate my love of quizzo (which is one of the reasons #whyilovephilly), I give you a Philly-focused trivia question every Tuesday.  Answers after the jump.

This week’s trivia question:  Chag Sameach, Philly.  In honor of Passover, please name Philadelphia’s oldest jewish cemetery, which owned by the oldest contiguous synagogue in the US?

 

(Scroll down for the answer – I’ve been asked to do this to prevent accidental cheating.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: The Mikveh Israel Cemetery is America’s second oldest Jewish cemetery and is located at 9th and Locust.  It was created by successful merchant Nathan Levy following the death of his son in 1740. The parcel became a common burial ground for Philadelphia’s Jews, and in 1828 control of it was transferred to Mikveh Israel, the “Synagogue of the American Revolution.”

‡ It’s over there!

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