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Tajikistan Razes Its Sole Synagogue


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/tajikistan_razes_its_sole_synagogue_20060310

Tajikistan's government has begun demolishing the Central Asian nation's only synagogue, offering in exchange a plot of land far from where most Jewish community members live. The work started last month. So far, demolition crews have destroyed part of the synagogue's property, including the mikvah (ritual bath) and classroom space, according to sources in Dushanbe, the capital city. The synagogue's yard was turned into a dump for the refuse.

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