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  |  November 22, 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
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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

charidy.com/morashachai

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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