|Germany's biggest synagogue, on Rykestrasse in Berlin, has reopened after a lavish restoration.|
|The synagogue was set ablaze on Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, in 1938.|
|Friday's inauguration saw rabbis bringing the Torah to the synagogue, in a ceremony witnessed by political leaders and Holocaust survivors from around the world.|
|The synagogue, with a 1,200-person capacity, has been described as one of the jewels of Germany's Jewish community.|
|Rabbi Chaim Roswaski, who presided at the ceremony, described the reconstruction as 'a miracle.'|
|Restoration of the neo-classical building, which is more than 100 years old,cost more than 45m euros ($60m, 30m).|
|The re-opening comes at the start of a Jewish culture Festival in the capital.|
Did you ever think you would see this in your lifetime?
Although the Grand Reopening was 4 years ago, it is a wonderful reminder of what people will do when allowed to worship in freedom.
Hat Tip: Norman with Thanks