Seven Historic Synagogues Destroyed

From Vos Iz Neias newswire:

Tehran, Iran – According to Italian private news agency Adnkronos International, Seven ancient synagogues in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have been destroyed by local authorities.

The synagogues were in the Oudlajan suburb of Tehran, where many Iranian Jews used to live.

“These buildings, which were part of our cultural, artistic and architectural heritage were burnt to the ground,” said Ahmad Mohit Tabatabaii, the director of the ICOM office in Tehran.

“With the excuse of renovating this ancient quarter, they are erasing a part of our history,” said Tabatabaii.

He called for the government to intervene to stop the work commissioned by the local authorities.

We have a good friend here who grew up in Iran. His family goes back many centuries.

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