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Presumably the question ONLY about confiscated shuls because if a shul was sold voluntarily (a serious question in halacha about when that may be done) due to a factor like the neighborhood deteriorated it unquestionably loses its status as a shul. The Gemora Megilah 26 A says: אָמַר רָבָא לֹא שָׁנוּ אֶלָּא שֶׁלֹּא מָכְרוּ שִׁבְעָה טוֹבֵי הָעִיר ...

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