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History Highlights

Rabbi Meir Goldberg

This week, we move travel to the ancient city of Aleppo, Syria, and explore 3,000 years of Jewish history.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Aleppo is one of the most important cities in Jewish history, and considered a crown jewel of the Jewish community. The city’s Jews had a tradition that Aleppo is the same city as Aram Tzova, conquered by Dovid Hamelech. In fact, it’s said that the foundation for the Great Synagogue of Aleppo was built by Dovid’s general, Yoav Ben Tzeruya. This shul was used until 1947, when the Arabs set it on fire. 



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