Paradise lost

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May 8, 2014 12:27

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




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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