Sunday, February 20, 2011

What's going on with Egyptian synagogues?

New Voices (Carly Silver)

A post on the National Jewish Student Magazine blog about the lack of information available about the safety of the Cairo synagogues. Exerpt:

Concerns have grown from the Egyptian revolutions about the country’s priceless antiquities. Despite Zahi Hawass’s assurances that many items have remained safe, it appears much has been damaged.

Egypt also has invaluable Jewish sites, like the synagogue at Alexandria, but these are not mentioned in the media as much. During all the chaos, what has happened to Jewish historical sites in Egypt?

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