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Russian Rabbi Dedicates Torah at Moscow's Newest Synagogue

Posted: May. 30th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Photo: Azovtsev/Wikicommons

Dubbed a budding center of Jewish learning, a new synagogue has now opened at the heart of Moscow. The opening of the beautifully designed structure came with a dedication of a torah scroll by Russia's chief rabbi. Adding to the already stunning Moscow skyline, the new building is a welcome addition to the city.

A Russian chief rabbi has dedicated a Torah scroll at a new synagogue in Moscow.

Rabbi Berel Lazar, who is affiliated with the Chabad movement, installed the scroll at the Michurinsky synagogue, which opened two months ago, the Interfax news agency reported. The dedication ceremony was held May 14.

The ceremony means that now this place gets the status of a real home of worship, where Jews can hold services in accordance with all the requirements of Jewish law,” Rabbi Michael Lidogoster, a spokesman for Lazar’s office, told Interfax.

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