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Yu Aw Synagogue

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Yu Aw Synagogue
AffiliationOrthodox Judaism
Afghanistan Herat, Afghanistan
Direction of façadeWest
MaterialsMud brick

The Yu Aw Synagogue (Persian: کنیسای یوآو‎) is located in the Momanda neighbourhood of the old city of Herat, Afghanistan. The area was once known as Mahalla-yi Musahiya, or the "Neighbourhood of the Jews". It is the only synagogue in Herat that has been preserved with most of its original characteristics, although it is currently in a state of disrepair.[1]

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The remains of the building on the east, north and south sides of the courtyard are now used as family housing. A room in the basement of the structure on the west side of the courtyard is used for housing by one of the employees of the Herat Department of Historic Monuments Preservation. The remainder of the building is in a precarious condition. Annette Ittig's report does not date the synagogue.

A preliminary survey carried out by Annette Ittig in 1998 notes that:

See also


  1. ^ "The Yu Aw synagogue in Herat". International Survey of Jewish Monuments (ISJM). Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  2. ^ Ittig, Annette (April 5, 2005). "Documentation of Afghanistan Synagogues". International Survey of Jewish Monuments. Retrieved 2007-05-29.

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