|Outside of a ruined synagogue in Edirne|
Along came the horrors of two wars and the forced removal of some families. The original 25,000 Jewish people gradually left, some to Istanbul, others to Israel, USA, France and Canada.
Under the present government's attempt to improve relations with "minority groups", the building was restored to it's previous splendor and the opening day of prayers witnessed hundreds of Jews come for prayers.
|Derelict synagogue before rebuilding in Edirne, Turkey|
When will Jewish families feel safe enough in Turkey to return in numbers large enough to have regular services in this wonderful, old building? The 20 pictures of the opening worship service are found here.