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Old November 22nd, 2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Jewish heritage outside Israel

Jews are spread all over the world. This thread is dedicated to the architectural heritage they left behind outside of Israel.

1. Antwerp

The largest Chassidic (orthodox) community of Jews in Europe, outside of London. For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_...ity_of_Antwerp

Shomre Haddas Synagoge:



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Synagoge Bouwmeesterstraat, entrance:



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2. Brussels

Biggest Jewish community in Belgium, but less apparent, because most are not orthodox (and don't wear the recognizable blak hats and stuff)

Main synagoge:

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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A very interesting idea for a thread! I look forward to see lots of pictures!
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 06:47 PM   #3
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Me too very nice shots
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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i never knew Antwerp has the second largest orthodox community in europe. great pics! "Shomre Haddas" looks nice
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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Old Synagogue is an Orthodox Judaism synagogue in Kazimierz district of Kraków, Poland. It is the oldest existing synagogue in Poland and one of the most precious landmarks of Jewish architecture in Europe.




The Synagogue was built in 1407 or 1492; the date of building varies with several sources. The original building was rebuilt in 1570 under the watchful eye of the Italian architect Mateo Gucci. The synagogue was completely devastated and ransacked by the Nazis during World War II, its artwork and Jewish relics looted. During the war, the synagogue was used as a magazine. It was renovated from 1956 to 1959 and currently operates as a museum. It is a Division of the Historical Museum of Kraków, with particular focus on Krakow's Jews. The exhibits are divided into themes dealing with birth, prayer rituals, diet, divorce and death. "The beautiful women's prayer room, which dates from the 17th century, is often used to hold temporary exhibitions."





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Fascinating stuff - I'm looking forward to the next batch

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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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There is on in Zchekoslovakia and it is one of the most iconic structures.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #8
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A very small part of jewish heritage in Spain (i only post two cities)

Sinagoga del tránsito
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Sinagoga de Maria la Blanca-Toledo
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Jewish quartier of Girona
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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #9
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A picture of the Shomré Haddas synagogue in Antwerp, when it had just been constructed in 1893:



I have some more pictures of Belgian synagogues, as well as some from Prague and Krakow. I'll post them as soon as I find them
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Interesting thread and nice pics!

Do you have more photos of Jewish neighborhoods in Antwerp?
(e.g. Pelikaanstraat, etc.)


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Interesting thread

It is really difficult to summarize the Jewish heritage of Greece in some photos but I'll give a try.

The most important was the Jewish community of Thessaloniki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...f_Thessaloniki

The synagogue



Former synagogue



Monuments exist in most of the Greek cities. Just two examples from small towns.

Chalkida



Drama



The Jewish Museum of Greece



Αnd a bust dedicated to general Mordechai Frizis, the first Greek soldier who died in WWII.

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The first Synagogue in the Americas

Recife - Brazil



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Interesting pics
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Here's some from Baltimore

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Sofia Sinagogue

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Interesting thread

It is really difficult to summarize the Jewish heritage of Greece in some photos but I'll give a try.

The most important was the Jewish community of Thessaloniki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...f_Thessaloniki

The synagogue



Former synagogue



Monuments exist in most of the Greek cities. Just two examples from small towns.

Chalkida



Drama



The Jewish Museum of Greece



Αnd a bust dedicated to general Mordechai Frizis, the first Greek soldier who died in WWII.

I never knew about this guy Mordechai Frizis. Sounds like he was a real hero.
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Sorry, but the pictures I posted were not mine!

Excellent pictures.

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