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Bahrain, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 1,347,000
Chief of State: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa
Christians: 8.2%
Evangelical Christians: 2.3%
Dominant Religion: Shia Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 78.73 Years
Literacy Rate: 94.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Bahrain: 353

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In the center of the city, there’s a small unmarked synagogue where a group of Jews gathered for a morning prayer quorum. At the end they joined hands and danced around the bima, singing “Am Yisrael Chai” “This is historic,” Houdie Nonoo said. “It is the first time in my lifetime that I’ve been in this synagogue with a morning minyan, and more than a minyan” Among those participating was Jason Greenblatt, Washington’s Middle East mediator and one of the architects of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop taking place here. Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, a top aide to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, gave a brief “dvar Torah” after the services. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, led the services. Houdie Nonoo, Bahrain’s former ambassador to the US and a member of the tiny Bahraini Jewish community opened the shul.

Pray that the Jewish community will shine as light.
Pray that the synagogue will reach out to the Bahraini people (The Bible, Acts 17:2).

A synagogue in Bahrain? Not your average prayer in the Persian Gulf

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Bahrain, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 1,347,000
Chief of State: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa
Christians: 8.2%
Evangelical Christians: 2.3%
Dominant Religion: Shia Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 78.73 Years
Literacy Rate: 94.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Bahrain: 353

Pray for Bahrain - facebook page

In the center of the city, there’s a small unmarked synagogue where a group of Jews gathered for a morning prayer quorum. At the end they joined hands and danced around the bima, singing “Am Yisrael Chai” “This is historic,” Houdie Nonoo said. “It is the first time in my lifetime that I’ve been in this synagogue with a morning minyan, and more than a minyan” Among those participating was Jason Greenblatt, Washington’s Middle East mediator and one of the architects of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop taking place here. Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, a top aide to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, gave a brief “dvar Torah” after the services. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, led the services. Houdie Nonoo, Bahrain’s former ambassador to the US and a member of the tiny Bahraini Jewish community opened the shul.

Pray that the Jewish community will shine as light.
Pray that the synagogue will reach out to the Bahraini people (The Bible, Acts 17:2).

A synagogue in Bahrain? Not your average prayer in the Persian Gulf