Replica of ancient Egypt synagogue arrives at Tel Aviv museum

21.06.2012                      01.Tammus. 5772                      Rosch Chodesch 2

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Replica of ancient Egypt synagogue arrives at Tel Aviv museum

With its awe-inspiring size and boulevard lined with columns, the Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue of Alexandria once served a community of 40,000 Jews. Today, a miniature version is available for Israelis and tourists to admire.

While Egypt was voting in a new president over the weekend, a replica of an ancient Egyptian synagogue arrived in Tel Aviv’s Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. The model of the magnificent Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue from Alexandria was added to the museum’s permanent collection on Monday, where it joined 20 other models of synagogues from around the world….