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Copenhagen's 184-Year-Old Great Synagogue Set to Reopen This Summer

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There may not be many Jews living in the Danish capital today, but the local community is world-famous for the exceptional protection it received from its government and their compatriots during World War II. Despite the challenges of emigration and assimilation, which are typical of many other Jewish communities across Europe, the Jews of Copenhagen—approximately 2,500—still form a vibrant, dynamic community. And later this year, they are hoping to return into their 184-year-old great synagogue, which is scheduled to reopen in August.

The synagogue, located in the very heart of the city center, was completed in 1833.

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