Wednesday, April 3, 2013

2,000-Year-Old Jobar Syrian Synagogue in Damascus Burned and Looted


From the Forward and JPOST...

The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground. The synagogue is said to be built on the site where the prophet Elijah anointed his successor, Elisha, as a prophet. It had been damaged earlier this month by mortars reportedly fired by Syrian government forces. The rebels said the Syrian government looted the synagogue before burning it to the ground, Israel Radio reported Sunday.

Here is a video showing damage to the exterior of the synagogue:


To read more, click here and here.

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