Alexandria

High Holidays Services In Alexandria, Egypt, Said To Be Hampered

09/14/2012
Staff Writer

There are conflicting reports over whether the handful of elderly Jews living in Alexandria, Egypt, will be able to attend High Holy Day services beginning Sunday evening. But one thing is clear: any service would be held without a rabbi and cantor and without a minyan of 10 men.

Published reports – subsequently denied – said Egyptian authorities had ordered the cancellation of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services at Alexandria's Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue due to security concerns.

High Holidays Services In Alexandria, Egypt, Said To Be Hampered

09/14/2012
Staff Writer

There are conflicting reports over whether the handful of elderly Jews living in Alexandria, Egypt, will be able to attend High Holy Day services beginning Sunday evening. But one thing is clear: any service would be held without a rabbi and cantor and without a minyan of 10 men.

Published reports – subsequently denied – said Egyptian authorities had ordered the cancellation of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services at Alexandria's Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue due to security concerns.

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