Newly renovated Jewish synagogue reopens on Kos

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Following extensive renovations, a Jewish synagogue on the Greek island of Kos has reopened.

In a statement by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the synagogue will again function as a religious place, becoming a place of memory, knowledge, and culture.

On Sunday, July 23, the synagogue was inaugurated. Several Jewish traditions were conducted mostly consisting of prayers and blessings.

The inauguration of the synagogue.

The Rabbi of Athens, Gabriel Negrin, began the inauguration proceedings with the ‘opening of doors’ ceremony, where a number of representatives walked behind the donated Sepher Torah whilst listening to prayers inside the synagogue.

At the end of the proceedings, a number of representatives underlined the importance of the synagogue for preserving the history of the Jews and for bringing the community together once again.

Source: Ekathimerini

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