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November 22, 2001
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Opening ceremonies for a Jewish center in Brazil were cancelled. Citing terrorist threats, the board of directors of the center in the city of Recife said the building will be opened to the public without any official ceremonies. The center, located where the 17th-century Zur Israel Synagogue once stood, is slated to host public lectures and an exhibit on Jewish immigration to Brazil. The opening was indefinitely postponed last month after Brazil’s president refused to attend a dedication ceremony because he feared a possible terrorist attack.

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