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Monday, 15 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 20, 2019

    Fire Burns Shul in Cape Town

    Arthurs Road Shul in Cape Town, South Africa, went up in flames Tuesday night, as many as 7 Sifrei Torah reported destroyed. Full Story, Photos, Video

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    Only good things
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    Only good things

    May the whole Cape Town and South African community only know of good things so sorry to hear this terrible news .

    Sefer Torah
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    Sefer Torah

    It hurts so much to see a Sefer Torah like that. Moshiach Now!

    Yukel
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    Yukel

    The even hapina was placed by chasidei Chabad over 100 years ago

    Ex Capetonian
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    Ex Capetonian

    This is the shul that the Chabad Shluchim came to when they first came to Cape Town in 1976, Rabbi Mendel and Avi Popack and Rabbi Chaim Meyer and Sara Lieberman.

    I believe Rabbi Gurary was there, too.

    Many happy memories of that building.

    So devastated to hear the news.

    positive
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    positive

    BH nobody was hurt!!!

    BH
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    BH

    Heartbreaking!

    to number 4
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    to number 4

    Yes, Rabbi Gourarie a”h was the Rov there for about 7 years in the late 1950s/early 1960s

    Fireproof Arons
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    Fireproof Arons

    Every shul needs to have a fireproof Aron! They are available for purchase!

    Chanukah is about rebuilding
    Guest
    Chanukah is about rebuilding

    BS”D Chanukah is dedicated to rebuilding the Bais Hamigdash.
    May the Arthurs Road Shul be rebuilt bigger and better than before!

    I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS
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    I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS

    Every Aaron kodesh should be fireproof.

    They've launched a campaign for this
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    They've launched a campaign for this

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    From Dalya Cohen Erster
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    From Dalya Cohen Erster

    This was one of the Shul”s of my youth, a true home away from home. So many incredible Shabbas and Yomtov”s and so much more. So greatful for the outpouring of love of so many.
    It is correct that the Lieberman’s and Popacks and Rabbi Gourarie a’h were at Arthur Road in the 70’s.
    May this Shul be rebuilt and may the community be strengthened

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