Rabbi’s Sadness as Synagogue Is Put Up for Sale

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A Jewish community has reluctantly put its city centre synagogue up for sale.

The Highfields Street home of Leicester’s orthodox Hebrew community was put on the market after the dwindling numbers of worshippers meant less money for the building’s upkeep.

Rabbi Shmuli Pink, who leads a small congregation in prayer four times a week, said the sale was needed to ensure the future of Leicester’s Jewish residents.

He said: “It’s sad to part with the synagogue, but it’s the people which make the community, not the building.

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