Turkey Unveils Restored Great Synagogue as Jewish Population Fades

Five-year, $2.5 million government project restored synagogue's lead-clad domes and resplendent interior. Yet it coincides with a spike in anti-Semitism in predominantly Muslim Turkey and a wave of Jews moving away.

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When the domes of Edirne's abandoned Great Synagogue caved in, Rifat Mitrani, the town's last Jew, knew it spelled the end of nearly two millennia of Jewish heritage in this Turkish town.