Rabbi Dov "Dubi" Hayun holds up the cover of a destroyed prayer book at Congregation Moriah in Haifa, November 28, 2016. Rami Shllush

Israel Fire: Oldest Conservative Synagogue Emerges Charred and Without Book Trove

'Had firefighters arrived two minutes later, nothing would have been left of this place,' says Haifa rabbi.

The big black stain on the exterior window of the sanctuary shows just how close last week’s fires came to leaving Haifa’s one and only Conservative synagogue in a pile of ashes.

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