: :inin Kyiv (EET)

A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.


Women lighting a candle in memory of Elie Wiesel at the synagogue of Ordea in northern Romania, Sept. 8, 2017. (Lulian Cazacu/Moshe Milner)
SATU MARE, Romania (JTA) — The small congregation in this northern city consists of only 110 members. Yet the Satu Mare Jewish community owns an impressive 129 cemeteries and four synagogues.
Among the heritage sites in its care is the Decebal Street Synagogue, an ornate behemoth of a building erected in 1892. It was designed in the Moorish style to accommodate 1,000 worshippers under its spired roof, and its gable boasts a 6-foot marble replica of the tablets …read more

Source: JTA

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