Leipzig - 4 Farberstrasse, Ahavath Torah Synagogue

Summary: A few doors away from the Beth Jehuda Synagogue on Farberstrasse stood the Ahavath Torah Synagogue, where Leipzig’s ultra-orthodox Jews attended services. Most of the Ahavath Torah congregation members were Jews of Eastern European origin. Although many of the congregants wore Hassidic garb, Ahavath Torah was not classified as a Hassidic synagogue. Its congregants studied Talmud and Torah, often well into the night. Every day, young men and boys studied Talmud under the guidance of Rabbi Feldman, the synagogue’s rabbi and a well-known teacher and lecturer. On Pogrom Night, Nazis ransacked the synagogue and threw its Torah scrolls out of a window. The building was destroyed in a bombing raid during the war.
Author / Sources: Moshe Finkel
Sources: CJL, JSIL
Located in: saxony