A small, squat building surrounding by a fenced-in garden of overgrown grass and half hidden by tall trees, the synagogue, built in 1864, feels to be under an enchanted slumber akin to the quiet, sleepy hamlet itself. Most of the Jewish population, once numbering over 1000, immigrated to Israel in the 1960s. The last Jewish resident stated that all services and prayers had been held in Yiddish, which he described as “European Hebrew”.

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