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Orthodox Jewish community takes hold in Berlin

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/orthodox_jewish_community_takes_hold_in_berlin_20100318

When American Rabbi Joshua Spinner moved to Berlin's trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood a decade ago, there were no other Jews to be seen. Now when the sun sets on a Friday night, dozens of Jewish men clad in traditional Shabbat garb with big black hats and dark long coats walk down the streets past hip coffee shops, chic boutiques and tiny art galleries to attend services at Rykestrasse synagogue.

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