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  11/13/2007, Kislev 3, 5768

Tel Aviv to Keep Ancient Synagogue


The city of Tel Aviv has decided not to destroy an ancient synagogue located in Yafo.  The city had considered demolishing the synagogue in order to build a community center for local Arabs.

Several rabbis and religious members of Knesset, including MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) and members of Shas, had promised a harsh response to any plans to destroy the synagogue.  “It’s forbidden according to halacha [Jewish law] to destroy a synagogue, even if it’s old,” one rabbi explained.