Two new shuls were inaugurated at Istanbul’s new international airport, considered to be the largest in the world.
“There are more Turkish Airlines flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul then from Istanbul to London,” said Rabbi Mendy Chitrik, the Chabad emissary and Ashkenazi rabbi of Turkey. “They supply between 600 and 5,000 Kosher meals daily, certified by the Rabbinate of Turkey, under my supervision.”
“It is heartwarming that even in Istanbul, every Jew can lay tefillin and pray. The Turkish government does not interfere. Synagogues have been functioning in Istanbul for over 1,000 years. The Jewish community is, thank God, active and thriving,” the rabbi added.
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