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ITZ 302 Prague

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The Maharal synagogue of Prague Czech ITZ 302

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This Tzedakah box captures the gothic architectural style , lovely wooden detail and interior d
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 deviates the name from the Hebrew ??? ??????? (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 16 th 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). Paradoxically, the Nazis became the overseers of a project that resulted in one of the worlds greatest collections of Judaica. They wanted to create a Jewish Museum in which all Jewish property would be collected and the Jewish Question would be explored. Prague was the chosen city. In all, 153 Jewish communities from Bohemia and Moravia sent items to what the Nazis called the

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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.