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Pilgrimage to Djerba by Christopher Wilton-Steer

The ancient El Ghriba Synagogue, is located on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

The synagogue is the oldest in Tunisia, and besides being the centre of the island's Jewish life is also a site of pilgrimage, whose status approaches that of the Holy Land; one of the legends associated with its founding claims that either a stone or a door from Solomon's Temple or the Second Temple is incorporated in the building.

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