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Jewish Religious Service Televised in Holland for First Time

For the first time in The Netherlands, a 75-minute Jewish religious service was broadcast over the country’s television network. The broadcast featured a Chanukah program together with a special service in the Rotterdam synagogue commemorating the tercentenary of that city’s Jewish community.

The synagogue was built after the Second World War. Two early synagogues in Rotterdam were destroyed by bombardment in 1940. The city’s Jewish population which before the war totaled some 12,000, now numbers only several hundred.