Polish Synagogue Recreated in Toronto

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Polish Synagogue Recreated in Toronto

The choice by the Toronto congregation to commemorate the synagogue in Jaslo is a laudable effort to remember a place of Jewish worship that was burned down by the Nazis twice – the first time local Poles tried to save it.

Today, many are looking at old pictures to reconstruct synagogues that were destroyed during the Holocaust, such as in Poland, Ukraine, and Hungary. As reported by By Rabbi Dow Marmur of The Canadian Jewish News:

The choice by the Toronto congregation to commemorate the synagogue in Jaslo is a laudable effort to remember a place of Jewish worship that was burned down by the Nazis twice – the first time local Poles tried to save it.

However, the fašade of the destroyed synagogue should in no way turn the Toronto version into a memorial shrine. Every Jewish institution being built today must be evidence of contemporary Judaism that’s alive and thriving, despite the challenges and the memories.

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“The choice by the Toronto congregation to commemorate the synagogue in Jaslo is a laudable effort to remember a place of Jewish worship that was burned down by the Nazis twice – the first time local Poles tried to save it.”

 

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