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In heavily Muslim Dutch neighborhood, a sukkah stirs controversy
by Cnaan Liphshiz
For the tour guides that lead visitors through the Van Ostade Housing Project, Fabrice Schomberg's sukkah is one of the few signs of the neighborhood's Jewish roots.
Built in the 19th century for impoverished Jews, the enclave today is surrounded by the largely Muslim neighborhood of Schilderswijk, an area that the Dutch media have taken to calling the "Sharia Triangle," referring to Islamic religious law. Fewer than 10 Jewish residents remain and, aside from Schomberg's sukkah, there are virtually no markers of the area's Jewish past.
Now even the sukkah's fate is in doubt.
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