May 16, 2007

Estonia's first synagogue since the Holocaust

All but seven of Estonia's Jews escaped or were killed in the Holocaust, but there are now 2,500 Jews living there.
Estonia's top rabbi said his community could once again "feel like Jews".

"For a long time... there was no rabbi, no kosher food... no possibility to learn about Judaism," Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kot told The Associated Press.

The new, privately funded synagogue in central Tallinn, described by news agencies as an ultramodern, airy structure, can seat 180 people in its main worship area.

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