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The fight to save an ancient City synagogue from developers

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

There was a little number, 223, pasted onto the back of one of the centuries-old wooden seats in Bevis Marks synagogue in the City of London. ‘What are these?’ I asked Rabbi Shalom Morris, who was showing me round.

‘They’re called gavetas,’ he replied, opening the lid of a compartment in the bench.

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