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Bradford Jews ally with Muslims

By Sunny Hundal
March 19 2013




Built with Moorish Victorian architecture, when Bradford’s historic Synagogue came under the threat of closure, who did they turn to for help with the maintenance costs?

The city’s Muslims of course.

The Bradford Council for Mosques began working with the local municipality to raise funds and ensure it remained for future generations, the local Telegraph & Argusreported.

Jews came to Bradford at the height of its wool and textile boom in the early 19th century. It is the city’s last remaining synagogue.

“We are all working together to save the synagogue with the help of the local authority,” Rudi Leavor, chair of the Bradford Synagogue, told JTA News.

Zulfi Karim, secretary of Bradford Council for Mosques, said: “In Bradford we are working hard to bring people of different faiths together, and to support one another as good neighbours.”

The Telegraph & Argus reports that the synagogue is a Grade II listed building, in Bowland Street, Manningham, and was originally founded in 1880.

 Originally Published by Liberal Conspiracy 
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