The Yu Aw Synagogue, one of the four Jewish houses of worship in the old quarter of Herat, Afghanistan, is currently being restored by the Afghan government. The synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century, was abandoned and neglected for decades.







Afghan worker restoring the Yu Aw Synagogue

Afghan worker restoring the Yu Aw Synagogue Photo Credit: EPA-EFE







Afghan workers restoring the Yu Aw Synagogue

Afghan workers restoring the Yu Aw Synagogue Photo Credit: EPA-EFE






The Yu Aw Synagogue

The Yu Aw Synagogue Photo Credit: EPA-EFE