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Monday, 24 February 2020

Egypt in the News on 24 February 2020

Jews visiting Alexandria’s synagogue decades later aren’t sure whether to be hopeful or despondent: Last week’s homecoming for 180 Jews that were dispelled from Egypt back in 1956 was a bittersweet event combining a sense of loss with a twinge of hope, Declan Walsh and Ronen Bergman write for the New York Times. The group were taken to the recently renovated synagogue where they were overwhelmed by the restoration of the place of worship they frequented as children. Still, the story asks: Will the restored synagogues be opened to the public as Egypt embraces its Jewish heritage? Or will the renovations remain out of the public eye?

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