Italian Synagogue Damaged in Severe Storm

Fierce weather damaged the synagogue in Livorno, on the Tuscan coast.

Livorno and other parts of Tuscany were hit Sunday by heavy rain and windstorms, including at least one reported small tornado in the city. The Italian media reported that the storm shattered some of the synagogue’s windows, and pictures showed shards of glass littering the interior of the sanctuary.

The synagogue is a modern building opened in 1962 in the center of town on the site of the city’s 17th century old synagogue, which was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid in World War II.

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Italian Synagogue Damaged in Severe Storm

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close