Sunday, August 08, 2010

A Synagogue in Beirut

From an Andrew Sullivan reader:
"Three years ago, I was studying in Israel and took a trip to Beirut to see the city for myself. There I encountered the Magen Avraham Synogogue in Wadi Abu Jamil, a neighborhood that used to be the Jewish Quarter in Beirut. The synagogue was dilapidated and decrepit...

"Recently, with Hezbollah approval, what remains of the Lebanese Jewish community and several outside sources have begun a restoration project...If even Hezbollah allows a synagogue to be built in Beirut, maybe Gingrich should lay off the mosque in lower Manhattan. Surely that's not too high a standard."



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