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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Synagogue or yeshiva?

I found this picture on Facebook, and as you can see it says that it's a picture of a synagogue from 1911. While the political message is 100% correct, the caption might not be - I can't really tell. You see, the official name of what is now known as the Hebron yeshiva (two branches - Jerusalem and Kiryat Sefer) is Knesset Yisrael. The yeshiva moved to Jerusalem after the massacre there in 1929.

Is this a synagogue or is it the yeshiva building?

More than intellectual interest: My Great Grandfather studied in the yeshiva when it was located in Slobodka (Lithuania) about 120 years ago.

Comments appreciated.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 12:29 AM

I was right. It's the yeshiva (Hat Tip: YYW). 

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