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Burma Synagogue Preserved as Symbol of Multi-Religious Past

Burma's political changes are rapidly transforming Rangoon's historic district, where colonial-era buildings are being replaced by modern highrises. But business groups, historians and one of the country's last Jewish families are teaming up to preserve a 100 year-old synagogue in an effort to keep a historic reminder of the multi-religious past of Burma, also known as Myanmar. The Mesmuah Yeshua synagogue is in a neighborhood typical of colonial Rangoon.  Mosques,...

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