The Greek Synagogue That’s Lacking Only One Thing: Jews

The renovated Etz Hayyim synagogue on the island of Crete is testament to the passions of a man who refused to allow it to become a symbol of Hitler’s destruction of the Greek Jews.

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CHANIA, Crete – Down a backstreet of the Old Venetian Harbor of Chania, between the tavernas and boutiques, an elderly Greek man finishes morning prayers, wraps up his tefillin and lights his pipe. His name...