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Jules Bauer,

Rabbi, Avignon, France.

AVIGNON – Early History. The Synagogue at Avignon.(From a photograph.) Capital of the department of Vaucluse, France; formerly seat of the papal court. The first settlement of Jews in Avignon goes back probably to the second century of...
ORANGE – Chief town of the department of Vaucluse, France; until 1702 capital of the small independent principality of the same name. The earliest documents relating to the settlement of Jews in Orange date from the fourteenth century....