Cultural vandalism, East Jerusalem and Rashi - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JJ Burke
    • 15.06.12 | 23:54 (IDT)

    http://m.chabad.org/m/article_cdo/aid/111831 "For hundreds of years there stood the ancient Beth Hamidrash in Worms in which Rashi used to learn. In it stood the ancient stone chair upon which he used to sit. Many people would come and look with awe upon these ancient relics. But in the beginning of the month of Teveth in the year 5698 (1937) some vandals set it on fire and destroyed it." 30 years later it was Jews who did the same to this medieval madrasa in Jerusalem. The world is poorer when vandals are given the power to destroy buildings that are part of humanity's shared cultural heritage. Shame on commonsense and Natan Shlomo.

    from the article: Rare photograph reveals ancient Jerusalem mosque destroyed in 1967
    First published 08:23 15.06.12 | Last updated 08:23 15.06.12
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