First synagogue opens in Palermo, Sicily

January 28, 2017

PALERMO, Sicily — More than 500 years after the Jews were expelled from Sicily, a tiny Jewish community opened its first synagogue in the island’s capital city of Palermo. At an official ceremony held Jan. 12 the Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo transfered to the Jewish community a chapel, the Oratory of Santa Maria al Sabato, …
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