This week in Jerusalem

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July 3, 2016 15:02

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.




The Great Synagogue of Ludmir

The Great Synagogue of Ludmir – home of the eponymous Maiden – is seen in the 1920s. It was destroyed by Soviet forces after World War II. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons)

No virgins down here

In another place and time it could even be funny, but it happened here just last week. Recently, the idea of naming a street after a famous, educated Jewish woman – Hannah Rachel Verbermacher from Ludmir, more commonly known as the “Maiden of Ludmir” – faced adamant opposition by haredi representatives on the municipal commission for street names.

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