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The Expulsion Synagogue

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29.11.2021

“Every day one should work so that Judaism should thrive. And it will.”

“Every day one should work so that Judaism should thrive – and it will” says in a mixture of Ladino and Turkish languages by Mr. Leon Elnekave, the head of the 60 strong Jewish community of Bursa. https://static.timesofisrael.com/blogs/uploads/2021/09/KLoc06eU3ERv5Ooh.mp4

Leon Bey looks over the Gerush or Expulsion Synagogue named after the various Jews expelled to Bursa – first the Romaniote Jews expelled by the Byzantines and later for the Sephardi Jews who arrived from Spain in 1492.

There are two “Bimas” at the beautiful synagogue. One of which is placed closer to the women section. As Leon explained, “So that they should hear.” – which I totally agree with. “Of course, the Torah is not only for the men!”, he added in Ladino, the ancient language of Sephardi Jews. https://static.timesofisrael.com/blogs/uploads/2021/09/CHjJFDrSqvJO6vf5_video-day1a.mp4

After praying Minha under the........

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