Residents of the southern city of Sidon were surprised on Monday to see two rabbis touring Jewish sites in the city’s old quarter. "For 40 years we have not seen a rabbi in Sidon. And the last Jewish families left after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, fearing reprisals," said one resident on condition of anonymity, adding that they still had land and property in the city. Still recognized as one of 18 religious denominations in Lebanon, the Jewish community has shrunk over the years from 22,000 members in the early 20th century to 300, according to unofficial estimates.[Full Article]