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Before the construction of the first synagogue Jews had shared a place in a mosque with Muslims. This mosque was called the Magak-i attari, i.e. the "Mosque in pit". Some say that
Jews and Muslims worshipped alongside each other in the same place at the same time. Other sources insist that Jews worshipped after Muslims. This perhaps explains the
Bukharan Jewish custom of saying "Shalom Aleyhim" ("Peace be with you") after morning prayer. This custom is not found amongst European Jews.