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  • A Jewish state grows in Basel

    By Elyse Glickman

    1 week ago

    Basel, Switzerland, could be thought of as the cradle of modern Zionism. It was here that the First Zionist Congress was held in 1897, and the city remains a pilgrimage site for many American and Israeli Jews.

    One of the most powerful and attractive locations that still draws...

  • Basel opens first new Orthodox synagogue in 83 years

    April 19, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Basel, a city with a Jewish population of some 2,000, saw the opening of its fifth synagogue.

    Monday’s opening was the first dedication of an Orthodox synagogue in the city of Zionist fame since 1929.

    Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski, a Chabad emissary who settled in Basel 10 years ago, will...

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