Antakya Synagogue

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The Antakya Synagogue is located in Antakya, Turkey near the border with Syria. It serves the few remaining members of the once thriving, 2,300-year-old Jewish community of ancient Antioch (now largely composed of descendants of Syrian Jews[1]) that, by 2014, had shrunk to fewer than 20 members.[2][3][4]

The building was erected in 1890. Because Antakya is north of Jerusalem, the synagogue is built with the Torah Ark on the southern wall in a semi-circular apse. (Joel A. Zack, Historic synagogues of Turkey, 2008, p. 188)

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