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A light unto the Nation (inside the historic Touro Synagogue)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/a_light_unto_the_nation_inside_the_historic_touro_synagogue_20080604

The Maccabees' legendary oil may have burned for eight days and nights, but at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., the low-wattage bulb in the ner tamid has lasted more than a century, ever since the building was first electrified in the 1880s.

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