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Estonia gets first post-Holocaust synagogue

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Estonia’s first synagogue since the Holocaust has been opened in Tallinn. Previous synagogues in the capital were destroyed during the Second World War, which saw the country’s Jewish community of around 4,500 displaced or killed. The new, privately funded synagogue in the centre of the city can seat 180 in its main worship area.

The Baltic state’s top Rabbi said the current community of around 2,500 could once again “feel like Jews.” Tallinn was the last European Union capital city to have no proper synagogue. It’s a building Jewish Estonians believe has been lacking for 63 years.