Ben Ezra Synagogue

The Jewish synagogue stands in the midst of the ‎Coptic churches. Once this synagogue was belonging ‎to the Hanging Church but the Patriarch Mikhail III the ‎‎56 (fifty sixth pope) was forced to sell it to the Jews so ‎as to be able to pay the taxes estimated by the ‎governor Ahmed Ibn Tulun at the value of 20,000 gold ‎Dinars annually.‎ The Jews say about this synagogue that it goes back ‎to the pre - Christ era, and that Moses the prophet ‎lived in that area.‎ If this is right it means that the old synagogue was ‎destroyed.‎‎

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