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Magen David Synagogue, Mumbai Overview

Located in Byculla in South Mumbai, Magen David Synagogue is a Jewish synagogue that was consecrated in 1864. Boasting of a Victorian style architecture, the building was constructed by David Sassoon for the Baghdadi Jewish population that had fled their territory to escape the wrath and torture of their governor. The original synagogue was considerably smaller in size- so when the Jewish popular increased in number by 1910, the synagogue could not be of proper service to the entire population. The area was then extended with the help of Jacob Sassoon (grandson of David Sassoon) and now it is one of the largest synagogues in Asia outside of Israel. Boasting of a vibrant bright blue building, the synagogue also has stained glass windows and huge full frontal columns, to flaunt of. It also has an enormous, distinguishable clock tower that is clearly visible in the hustling area of Bombay. The synagogue holds regular morning services and prayers, Sabbath, and Shulchan breakfast which is attended by a fairly high number of believers. The synagogue is open to visit by all religions.

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