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Beth Yaakov Synagogue

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Beth Yaakov Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location 40°26′07″N 3°42′00″W
Phone number +34 91 5913131
Country Spain
City Madrid
Address Balmes 3, Madrid

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.43527,-3.7


Summary

Jews began returning to Spain in the 19th century, and established a synagogue in Madrid in 1917. After the Republican government was defeated by Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War, Catholicism was proclaimed the official state religion and the synagogues were closed. A number of Jewish families arrived after the 1956 Anti-Semitic violence in Morocco, and soon established informal house synagogues.

The present synagogue was built in 1968, after passage of the "Religious Freedom Law" of 1967.


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