Sunday, July 17, 2005

Cairo synagogue will re-open, thanks to Israeli help

According to JTA News, the Israeli Embassy in Cairo has agreed to help maintain a synagogue in the Egyptian capital.

The 70-year-old Meir Einayim synagogue is scheduled to reopen Friday, after an agreement between Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, Shalom Cohen, and the head of Egypt’s Jewish community. The synagogue, which opened in 1934 in what was once a heavily Jewish neighborhood, had been closed due to a lack of attendance as Egypt’s Jewish community dwindled.

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