Paradise lost

The legacy of the Jews of Aden is preserved in Tel Aviv’s Lilienblum Street synagogue.

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May 8, 2014 12:27
The synagogue on Tel Aviv’s Lilienblum Street houses the Aden exhibition

The synagogue on Tel Aviv’s Lilienblum Street houses the Aden exhibition. (photo credit: URIEL MESSA)

Although they have never lived there, two Israelis are so fascinated – through stories told by their parents – by the lost Jewish community in the seaport city of Aden in Yemen that they have devoted years to researching it and collecting memories.

The result is a now permanent exhibition in Tel Aviv, where the public can finally get to know, as they did, the place once called the “Paris of the East.”

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