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The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities recently announced the completion of restoration work in one of the oldest Jewish temples in Egypt and the world: the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Located in the religious complex in Old Cairo, Ben Ezra Synagogue was named after Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra, a Jewish scholar and philosopher from Spain, known for his extensive contribution to medieval art, sciences, and theology. The synagogue was first built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the…