Landmark Paris synagogue closes on Shabbat for first time since World War II

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 9, 2015 23:13

The Grand Synagogue of Paris shuttered ahead of Shabbat services on Friday night in the wake of a series of terror attacks across the city, including one siege on a Jewish market by an Islamic extremist.

The synagogue was evacuated during the event, Le Monde reported on Friday, and did not reopen for services on Friday night.

Friday's closure marks the first time since World War II the synagogue, a Paris landmark, was not open for worship on the sabbath, according to the Orthodox Union.


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