Girona inaugurates a center of Jewish studies as a first step of a synagogue
The city of Girona, which has the best preserved Jewish quarter in Europe, already has a study center has launched the Chabad Lubavitch Foundation and aims to become the seed of a future synagogue. The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, inaugurated the new space, where they are welcome members of the Jewish community and those interested in this culture.
The new center is located in the street de la Força, where the old Jewish quarter, which was one of the most important of the West was. Lazar explained that the new center is an “open to Jews, local and visitors” space, and was pleased by the support of public institutions to the return of a community expelled more than five centuries ago.
The head of the Chabad Lubavitch Foundation, Rabbi David Libersohn, also attended the opening of a center that is part of a project to return to Girona the capital of the western kabbalistic. Libersohn, asked about the terms that are managed for the opening of a synagogue, he explained that dependent “on the will of the people” and has stated that the space opens today operate “as a book”, but also can pray.
The Director General of Religious Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Enric Vendrell, also attended and pointed out that the story speaks of “the presence and coexistence in the land of the three great traditions-catolicism, Judaism and Islam”, while he stressed that “diversity is a source of wealth.”