Kaliningrad Jews battle circus over restoring synagogue

03.10.2011                      06.Cheschwan. 5772                      Ta'anit BH"B

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Kaliningrad Jews battle circus over restoring synagogue

Local rabbi: Circus turned down 400,000 euros to relocate from site of Russian Jewish house of worship destroyed by Nazis.

Jews in the Russian city of Kaliningrad want to reconstruct a grand synagogue on the same spot where it stood before the Nazis destroyed it, but first they have to evict the current tenants: the local circus.
Rabbi David Shvedik told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday he has been trying for years to relocate the circus from the vacant plot where the majestic Konigsberg Synagogue once stood but to no avail….