Moscow, October 26, Interfax - A synagogue started functioning on the second floor of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, press service of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia reports.
The new prayer room is fully equipped for religious services, there is religious literature, sacred objects, special furniture and chairs for sitting during the services, recently the Torah scroll has been brought there, a rabbi will work in the synagogue.
Meanwhile, the prayer room is working in a testing regimen on Mondays and Thursdays, but it is expected that it will work six days a week except Shabbat (Saturday is a holy day for Jews when any work including air flights is prohibited) and Jewish feasts when laws close to Shabbat act.
"There are prayer rooms for representatives of different religions in many international airports of the world and we are glad that the first synagogue started working in Russian Domodedovo that carries out many flights, especially to Israel," FJCR president Alexander Boroda told the journalists.
He further said that Jewish laws require to pray thrice a day in a certain time.
Earlier, Jewish passengers had to conduct services in waiting halls and it was not convenient, Boroda said. Besides, work of a prayer room will allow to spend time with benefit while waiting for a flight - to learn a Torah lesson from a rabbi or just pray before the flight.