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Slat Al Kabira (Great Synagogue), Benghazi, Libya

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The Slat Al Kabira (בית כנסת הגדול, Great Synagogue) in Benghazi (בנג'זי, بنغازي), Libya (לוב, ليبيا).

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This synagogue is today a Coptic Church. The synagogue had daily minyanim. The first floor was used for a minyan for young people, led by Rabbi Rahmin Madar (that later become the Chief Rabbi of Benghazi). The synagoge was used also as a Yeshiva of Rabbis and a couple of Mekoubalim (Rav Eliahu Labi, Rav Khmmus El Fellah). 

In about 1964, the Talmud Torah ceased to be its own building and classes were moved into this building. 

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