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Lebanon: Damaged Synagogue May Be 'Beyond Repair'

In Lebanon, new updates continue to roll in regarding the heavy damage caused by the explosion in the port of Beirut last week. According to local reports, the only remaining synagogue in the country, Maghen Abraham, was badly damaged and it is now doubtful whether it can be restored.

The synagogue has been inactive for years, but Lebanese authorities have preserved it as a historic site. It's located in the Wadi Abu Jamil district in downtown Beirut, where the city's Jewish quarter used to stand, a few kilometers from the port of Beirut.

Lebanon's Jewish community once numbered up to 22,000, when the country served as a refuge for those who fled the Spanish Inquisition. But Jews fled the country during the 20th century until finally, even the Maghen Abraham Synagogue closed its doors in the mid-1970s.

After 1951, only two Jews remained in the Wadi Abu Jamil area of Beirut, just 60 in the entire country, with the once-prominent community virtually ceasing to exist. (INN / VFI News)

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. —John 4:23