“There is an additional factor that can be considered,” concluded Rabbi Dayan. “There is an opinion that shuls of the same community, which are shared by the city’s townspeople, are considered as a similar entity, not a change of purpose. [Mahari Hakohen Y.D. #47]. It is questionable whether this opinion is accepted, though.”
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