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  5/12/2013, Sivan 3, 5773

Report: Ancient Cracow Synagogue to Become a Disco


The Jewish community in Cracow is outraged at the prospect that the synagogue and beit midrash (study hall) in the center of the the Polish city's Jewish Quarter is going to become a discotheque, according to a Sunday story in the Ma'ariv daily. Because of its poor financial situation, the community was forced to rent out the facility a few weeks ago, and a few days after the signing of the contract, the community was shocked to see ads for the disco appearing on the street.

Community President Tadeusz Jakubowicz told the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper it was unthinkable that the synagogue would become a night club. He referred to the renters as serious people and said he believed they would run the club in a respectable manner, but if there are problems, the community will break off the relationship.