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Historic Smolensk Synagogue Reopens to Cheering Crowd

Historic Smolensk Synagogue Reopens to Cheering Crowd

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Built in the shadow of the 16th-century fortress surrounding the closest Jewish community to the town of Lubavitch, Smolensk’s historic synagogue reopened this week, decades after its Communist-era closing.
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The new Beis Malkin Jewish community center sits in the shadow of the 16th-century fortress surrounding the Russian town of Smolensk. (Photo: Israel Bardugo)
The new Beis Malkin Jewish community center sits in the shadow of the 16th-century fortress surrounding the Russian town of Smolensk. (Photo: Israel Bardugo)
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