Pictures destroyed, litter thrown within building
Photo: Orot

TA: 100-year-old synagogue defiled

One of Neve Tzedek's first Jewish houses of prayer desecrated, likely due to real estate dispute

Chevrat Shas Synagogue in Tel Aviv's Neve Tzedek neighborhood celebrated its 100th anniversary recently. The site underwent an extensive renovation in the past few years and resumed its activity after being shut down for a long time.


But last week, and not for the first time, the synagogue was desecrated.


Worshippers say the site is at the center of a real estate dispute, which likely promoted the acts of vandalism.


The site sustained great damage: Pictures and furniture were destroyed, the toilets were displaced and litter was thrown within the building.


The synagogue's manager told Ynet that the police had been contacted and that they didn't know what else to do.


The police confirmed that an investigation had been launched into the incident and that mutual complaints had been filed.


Eli Senyor contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 06.27.11, 08:29
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