The smoke from kebabs on the occasion of the circumcision took for the fire in the Choral synagogue of Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photomontage the holiday with a barbecue. Archival photoThe smoke from kebabs on the occasion of the circumcision took for the fire in the Choral synagogue of Moscow© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The cause of the smoke which was noticed at the Choral synagogue of Moscow, was not fire, but a family holiday with a barbecue, told RIA Novosti employees of the synagogue.

Earlier in mass media appeared information that in the synagogue there was a fire.

«Actually, the fire in the synagogue was not. It’s just here, in our synagogue, the people triumph and they decided in the yard to make a kebab. Celebration on the occasion of the Brit Milah – circumcision», — said the representative of the synagogue.

According to the creed of Judaism, circumcision is a symbol of the contract between the people and God. Circumcision exposed all the Jewish male babies on the eighth day after birth.

The choral synagogue of Moscow in Kitay-Gorod was built in 1891. In the Soviet years it was reconstructed. Historical appearance of the building was able to recreate by 2006.

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