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Germany's biggest synagogue, in Berlin, has reopened

Grand Reopening...

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Germany's biggest synagogue, on Rykestrasse in Berlin, has reopened after a lavish restoration.


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The synagogue was set ablaze on Kristallnacht, or the “Night of
Broken Glass”, in 1938.

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The inauguration saw rabbis bringing the Torah to the synagogue,
in a ceremony witnessed by political leaders and Holocaust survivors from around the world.

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The synagogue, with a 1,200-person capacity, has been described
as one of the jewels of Germany's Jewish community.

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Rabbi Chaim Roswaski, who presided at the ceremony, described the
reconstruction as 'a miracle.'

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Restoration of the neo-classical building, which is more than 100 years old, cost more than 45m euros ($60m, 30m).

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The re-opening comes at the start of a Jewish culture Festival in the capital.
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