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Synagogues in the Islamic World
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Very little has been written about early synagogues in the Muslim world, whether in the Mediterranean basin, Central Asia, or the Far East. Unlike the West, where the culture was based on stone architecture that lasted for many centuries, and where some relatively ancient structures have survived to this day, building in the…

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David Cassuto and Mohammad Gharipour, “Synagogues in the Islamic World”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0020710>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3852

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