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Monday, October 3, 2011

Synagogue in Tripoli

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UPDATE: A commenter notes a story in today's Guardian about David Gerbi, who has returned from the diaspora and hopes to restore the synagogue.

UPDATE 2: And now Ha'aretz is reporting Gerbi has encountered relocked doors and threats against him.

As I noted recently, the last Jewish resident of Libya left in 2003, though the revolutionaries have been in contact with the Libyan Jewish diaspora. 

Now here is a gallery of pictures (note: some rights reserved) of the Dar al-Bishi synagogue in Tripoli, post revolution, a last monument to a once significant community.

Thanks to several people who linked to this.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

There's a story in today's Guardian about David Gerbi's plans to restore the synagogue.