Jewish Expressions by Reuven Masel offers the best in Jewish Art. Discover our beautiful line of Home Blessings, Lawyer and Doctor Prints, Mezuzahs, and Menorahs at a great price.
Give us a Call 305-949-4080
Shopping Cart 0 item(s) - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Maharal Prague Czech Republic

More Views

Maharal Prague Czech Republic

Availability: In stock

$80.00

Be the first to review this product

This lovely Tzedakah box captures the rustic medieval style architecture of the Altneushul. Built in the 13th century in Prague, this synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Europe that is still in use. This shul is famous for the great Rabbi that used to pray there Rabbi Yehudah Loew, better known as the Maharal.

Size : 6" x 6" x 5" in
The synagogue was originally called the New or Great Synagogue and later, when newer synagogues were built in the 16th century, it became known as the Old-New Synagogue.[1] Another explanation is that the name originated from the Hebrew words ??? ??????? (al tenay), which means "on condition". According to legend angels have brought stones from the Temple in Jerusalem to build the Synagogue in Prague - "on condition", that they are to be returned, when the Messiah comes, i.e. when the Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt and the stones are needed. The Altneushul-or Old New Shul is the oldest European Synagogue still in use. It was built in the last quarter of the 13th century in the heart of the Jewish quarter of Prague . Jews have prayed in this amazing synagogue for over 700 years. The chair of the great 16th century Rabbi Yehuda Loew, better known as the Maharal, stands against the eastern wall. The shul's Gothic rib-vaulted ceilings and the Floral Gable above the Ark are visible in the model of the interior. During the Middle Ages restrictions were placed on the heights of synagogues. To circumvent this, the architect of the Altneushul lowered the floor level below that of the street, thus creating an impression of soaring ceilings (height).

Additional Information

Pendant Size No
Chain No
Featured No

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Price

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Jewish Expressions by Reuven Masel offers the best in Jewish Art. Discover our beautiful line of Home Blessings, Lawyer and Doctor Prints, Mezuzahs, and Menorahs at a great price.