A new synagogue opened in an area designated by Stalin as a Jewish homeland. Last Friday, a two-story Moorish-style synagogue opened in Birobidzhan. This is the first synagogue to be built in the region, declared a Jewish autonomous region by Stalin in 1934, since the last wooden synagogue burned down there in the late 1950s.
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