NEWS STORY: Historian hunts, preserves traces of lost Jewish culture

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c. 1998 Religion News Service SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ In southern Morocco, preservationists find their way into an abandoned, century-old synagogue of sun-dried mud. They discover, remarkably intact, a wooden ark that once protected the sacred writings of the Torah. In another forgotten synagogue in Poland, workers strip away a coat of red paint to reveal […]

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